Robert Plant, the legendary frontman of the rock band Led Zeppelin, has talked about his current health status, after the global pandemic broke out, and gave an insight on how his days have been passing by during a recent interview.
In his latest conversation with Rolling Stone, Robert Plant has explained how COVID-19 has affected his life, as well as his music, while touching upon his favorite self-quarantine activities.
As you may know, the great vocalist has released a career-spanning anthology, titled ‘Digging Deep: Subterranea‘ on October 2, 2020. The brand new project accompanies the third season of his podcast, ‘Digging Deep With Robert Plant.’
Following the release of his album, which contains 30 tracks from across his 11 solo albums, including three previously unreleased songs, Plant has revealed that he hasn’t been writing new songs, but reading a lot since the virus has taken control of our lives.
Although he said that he’s doing okay despite being 72, Robert Plant admitted he lost the count of days and the motivation towards creating new songs. He said with so many events and circumstances that we’re surrounded by, the actual idea of content is so vast now.
Here is how Robert Plant responded to the question about his health status:
“I can tell you that I’m still breathing, and I’ve got a warped sense of humor, and I can still sing a tune. But beyond that, don’t ask me what day it is because they’re all the same at the moment.
Obviously, we all thought maybe we can find a window and this pandemic was going to blow away, and if you think about it really, there was no earthly way that it can blow away. So everything is moved forward, shunted, stopped, on hold.”
He continued to speak about how COVID-19 has affected his life and said:
“It’s very difficult to consider writing in any form for me, at least in song-speak, because there’s so many events and circumstances that we’re surrounded by, dealing with, and affected by, that the actual idea of content is so vast, and popular song is another world completely.
We’ve never been quite so assailed on so many different sides, in my estimation — at least for the last hundred years since when the Spanish flu kicked in.”
You can check out the rest of the interview here.