Van Halen’s former frontman Sammy Hagar posted a photo of rock singer Nancy Wilson on Instagram to congratulate her for performing successfully Bruce Springsteen‘s song ‘The Rising,’ yet some fans were accusing the iconic musician of being a communist.
As you may recall, Bruce Springsteen released his twelfth studio album ‘The Rising‘ on July 30, 2002. The title track of the album was actually written by Springsteen in reaction to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Besides gaining huge critical praise, ‘The Rising’ won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Song and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
Recently on Instagram, ex-Van Halen vocalist Sammy Hagar shared a photo of the famous rock singer Nancy Wilson from her video singing Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Rising.’ On the caption of his post, Sammy congratulated the talented musician for singing this song perfectly and appreciated the ‘timely statement’ she made.
Here’s what Sammy Hagar stated in the caption:
“Nancy my dear longtime friend has made a very timely statement with the Bruce Springsteen song The Rising. I love her voice she can say anything far as I’m concerned and keep my attention. Check this badass rocker doing her thing solo at.”
However, in the comment section of his post, a fan named Scott Dickinson drew attention to another subject and claimed Springsteen was a ‘freaking communist.’ As a response to the claims, Sammy asserted that he wasn’t sure about these allegations. Yet, he added that he was most certainly not a communist. Hagar also mentioned the fact that America was a wonderful country one can do whatever they want.
Here’s how Sammy Hagar replied to the fan’s comment:
“Well I’m not sure about any of that but I know that I am not A communist. God bless America you can do whatever you want in this wonderful country 🤟”
You can see the photo Sammy Hagar posted on his Instagram account below.
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Nancy my dear looongtime friend has made a very timely statement with the Bruce @Springsteen song The Rising. I love her voice she can say anything far as I'm concerned and keep my attention. Check this bad ass rocker doing her thing solo at @nancywilson!!! #TheRising #NancyWilson #BruceSpringsteen