Halestorm vocalist and rhythm guitarist Lzzy Hale has shared a new photo on her official Instagram page and reacted to the people who don’t want concerts canceled or postponed due to coronavirus outbreak.

As we all know, the coronavirus is a deadly virus and it affected almost the entire world. People started following strict health measures due to the coronavirus epidemic, and many musicians suspended or postponed their concerts, shows, events, and organizations.

In the statement, Lzzy Hale called out to the concert-goers and said that she understood people’s need for live music. She even said that she needed the same primal needs. But she stated that she thought it’s irresponsible behavior to attend concerts or shows because of the deadly epidemic. In addition, she advised people about staying in their homes.

Here’s what Lzzy Hale stated:

“Dear fellow musicians and concert-goers: I understand your need for live music, I understand your need to perform on stage. I’m with you, I have that same primal need, especially in these tough and confusing times.

But… It is extremely irresponsible to promote or participate in large gatherings at this time. The whole ‘you can’t scare us’ mentality is ridiculous. The virus is not a terrorist, and it will not be discouraged or impressed by your bravery. This is a pandemic. And by encouraging or attending large gatherings of people you are contributing to the deaths of people who do not have healthy immune systems to fight it.

This is someone’s grandparent, someone’s child, someone’s sibling, someone’s mom, dad, or someone’s friend. Be thankful if your only hardship in this whole thing is that you’re bored, or have to pinch pennies for a while until this blows over. Because there are people right now that you don’t know, and even some that you do know that are fighting to remain healthy and live through all of this.”

She continued:

“Don’t be part of the problem. Go lick your toilet seat if you want to prove how ‘unafraid’ you are of viruses… Then goes be creative, write a song, write a book, practice your instrument, perform via IG live, discover new music, learn a new skill, watch movies, play card games, etc.

We are extremely fortunate to live in the age of the internet, where we are able to be social, connect, encourage each other, and keep the ball somewhat rolling until things settle down. It’s important to remember that we are all in this together!

We must act as one human race by putting aside our pride, our egos, our frivolous wants, and petty differences. Respect your fellow human. Stay Home, and we’ll get through this the way our species has for billions of years. And look forward to when we reach the end of this crisis… Oh, what a party it will be!”

A fan named angusjn1999 said:

“I was going to go see my granny in a few weeks when I go home for Easter. Not anymore. Imagine if the day after I left I developed symptoms. I can’t put her at risk. Everyone needs to take this shit seriously. It’s not ‘just the flu.'”

Another fan named toddofthunder24f7 wrote:

“This is spectacular. Thank you for being a voice of reason in the chaos.”

See the Instagram post below.

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Dear fellow musicians and concert goers: I understand your need for live music, I understand your need to perform on stage. I’m with you, I have that same primal need, especially in these tough and confusing times. But… It is extremely irresponsible to promote or participate in large gatherings at this time. The whole “you can’t scare us“ mentality is ridiculous. The virus is not a terrorist, and it will not be discouraged or impressed by your bravery. This is a pandemic. And by encouraging or attending large gatherings of people you are contributing to the deaths of people who do not have healthy immune systems to fight it. This is someones grand parent, someones child, someones sibling, someones mom, dad, or someones friend. Be thankful if your only hardship in this whole thing is that you’re bored, or have to pinch pennies for a while until this blows over. Because there are people right now that you don’t know, and even some that you do know that are fighting to remain healthy and LIVE through all of this. Don’t be part of the problem. Go lick your toilet seat if you want to prove how “unafraid” you are of viruses…then go be creative, write a song, write a book, practice your instrument, perform via insta live, discover new music, learn a new skill, watch movies, play card games etc. We are extremely fortunate to live in the age of the internet, where we are able to be social, connect, encourage each other, and keep the ball somewhat rolling until things settle down. It’s important to remember that we are ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! We must act as one human race by putting aside our pride, our egos, our frivolous wants, and petty differences. Respect your fellow human. Stay Home, and we’ll get through this the way our species has for billions of years. And look forward to when we reach the end of this crisis… OH WHAT A PARTY IT WILL BE! See you all on the other side! Photo credit: @thejoestorm #covid #covid_19 #coronavirus

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