Stevie Nicks, vocalist with Fleetwood Mac and one of rock music’s top sex symbols, is recuperating from a bout with the flu at her parent’s home in Phoenix, a spokesman said Thursday.
Miss Nicks’ illness earlier forced the band, whose current hit album Mirage led the pop charts for several weeks and is now ranked No. 2, to postpone concerts in Los Angeles and Oakland, Calif.
“Stevie’s got a slight case of the flu,” Larry Solters, the singer’s spokesman at Frontline Management, said. “She is currently recuperating at her parent’s home. It is not a serious illness.”
“The band hopes to go back to work very soon,” Bob Gibson, a spokesman for the group, said, “but of course it depends on her health.”
He said the singer was expected to perform with the band in Memphis, Tenn., next Tuesday. The group’s Oakland concert has been rescheduled for Oct. 20, he said, and the Los Angeles dates for Oct. 21-22.
Miss Nicks got her start in rock music in the early 1970s, when she performed with the band Fritz in the San Francisco Bay Area. She then formed a duet with singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, and they both joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975.
The group’s most recent concert tour included the top billing on the final day of the Labor Day weekend US Festival near San Bernardino, Calif.
UPI News / October 7, 1982