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Roger Daltrey had some very candid comments regarding quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking with the U.K.’s Express, Daltrey said, “I live in the countryside so it’s a lot easier. I cannot imagine what it must be like stuck in London in a flat with a couple of kids. I’m not moaning about anything but equally, as a 76-year-old, I’m not going to be told by anybody to stay in. Go f*ck yourselves. We can’t wrap ourselves in cotton wool.”

Daltrey sounded off about mixed information being spread around the world saying, “For every academic that’s telling us one thing on the science, there’s any equally academic scientist on the other side of the fence saying, ‘No, you’re wrong and this what we should do.’ No wonder the public’s confused, no wonder the Government’s confused and no wonder that, all around the world, there are different results on how we’re getting through it. I’m very proud of [the U.K.’s response to the pandemic] for that, and again our frontline clinicians and clinical care workers, I’ll clap all day long for.”

The Who, like every other act, has had to adjust their touring schedule as a result of the coronavirus, but Daltrey is taking everything in stride but expressed concern saying, “I do feel sorry for young musicians, and you know also, orchestral musicians, these people that have studied for years and years and years to play in orchestras. They’re all out of work – the road crews, the truck drivers, the lighting people, the whole industry is sitting on its fingers, it’s horrendous.”

The Who at Madison Square Garden – 9/1/2019

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights