During a new interview with “Appetite For Distortion” podcast, Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale has shared his thoughts about American medical system.

He talked about his treatment for degenerative arthritis (he had both his knees replaced with titanium in 2017), and said:

“It needs to be addressed. I don’t wanna get into any politics, but the American medical system, for a European to see, is just bizarre. It’s that of a fourth world. Everybody should be entitled to first-class health care, and particularly for arthritis — not just putting masks on it with medications.

That just keeps the pharmaceutical companies happy; it doesn’t really do anything for you. I proved that over my 10 years of degenerative arthritis. They’re Band-Aids — they’re just masks that disguise it for a little bit. And my body has supported me. I’m 67 years old, and I’m still working out with new knees. It’s crazy, but it was totally necessary, brother.”

Coverdale also shared the details about how his life-style changed after the treatment, and said:

I do yoga, so I couldn’t get into a Child’s Pose, which is like a crouch, in 2008. And I’m going, ‘What’s this?’ I couldn’t work it out. And then it just got worse and worse and worse. I was getting shots for all those years, and that’s terrible, for instance, on your kidneys.”

Listen to the entire interview below.