Sammy “The Red Rocker” Hagar says he’s willing to sacrifice lives to COVID-19 for the sake of the economy, including his own (life? or economy?).
“I’m going to make a radical statement here. This is hard to say without stirring somebody up, but truthfully, I’d rather personally get sick and even die, if that’s what it takes,” the musician said as part of an article that asked touring artists how they were coping with being off the road.
“We have to save the world and this country from this economic thing that’s going to kill more people in the long run,” Hagar continued, saying he would “rather see everyone go back to work” and “if some of us have to sacrifice on that, OK.”
“I will die for my children and my grandchildren to have a life anywhere close to the life that I had in this wonderful country. That’s just the way that I feel about it,” he added. “I’m not going to go around spreading the disease. But there may be a time where we have to sacrifice. I mean, how many people die on the Earth every day? I have no idea. I’m sorry to say it, but we all gotta die, man.”
Hagar, 72, is a lifelong entrepreneur, peddling mountain bikes, liquor, restaurants, and beach bars, as well as radio and television programs, alongside a career of rock and roll. He has an estimated net worth of $150 million.
Meanwhile, rocker John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival says the pandemic has been real, scary, and life-threatening. “Maybe some other guy thinks it’s a good idea, but I’m not dying for Donald Trump,” Fogerty said of state reopenings. “I’m not dying for the economy….”
This story was at Huffington Post.