Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks has shared a statement regarding the wildfires that have ripped through Maui.
The singer and composer has published an extensive statement on her Instagram page in which she expresses her sadness about the fires that destroyed the island and concerns for her family.
She wrote: “As I’m sure you’ve heard, the island of Maui, where I have a house that I’ve lived in since the 1980s, and the small town, the city, the most magical place on earth, Lahaina. , has burned to the ground in recent days.
“And to make matters worse, my young niece, her husband, and young son had just arrived on a much-needed vacation before starting her school year (on her way to becoming a psychologist) for 10 day. They had a day. and a half of fun and then… the fire started.”
Nicks continued: “The power went out at 5.12 this morning (Tuesday) but they didn’t know why. By midday it was still not working and we noticed that many houses in the surrounding area had losing power too. It was a My house is 15-20 minutes from Lahaina, but no one knew about the fire. Here in Houston we knew, but there was no way to call Jessi (my niece) on the phone. She was out of order. But here in Houston … we knew that.”
He said that the island was “defined Fleetwood Mac.”
Nicks added: “No one knew that this incredible city that had lasted so long would go down in the history books, leaving so much sorrow, destruction and death in its wake. after.
“This island, in many ways, defines Fleetwood Mac, me and our families. Mick [Fleetwood] Myself and I came here in 1978, we went to Kula to see a huge beautiful house and stood in front of it listening to the soft magical wind. He told me: ‘I will live and die on this island.’ I knew he was telling the truth. John [McVie] Also lived here on Maui for a long time – Christine [McVie] never lived here but visited it many times.
She continued: “My truth was that I wanted a house here so I could spend time in Lahaina walking the streets; visiting the art galleries – sitting on the rock face – most of the opals on my fingers come from the Front Street shop. I hope the sweet shop owner could grab all her opals and run. I hope she made it.”
His comments come as Mick Fleetwood confirmed earlier this week that his restaurant on the island was one of the many buildings that went up in flames.
So far 93 people have died since the fires started earlier this week, according to BBC News.