After canceling her tour in line with CDC restrictions issued to curb the coronavirus pandemic, Billie Eilish announced on March 16 that she will be rescheduling the remaining dates on her “Where Do We Go” tour. The 18-year-old pop star kicked off her live gigs on March 9 in Miami and was scheduled to conclude on April 17 in Nebraska. The new tour schedule is forthcoming, and all previously purchased tickets will apply for the new dates.
Billie Eilish posted a heartfelt video
The singer-songwriter urged her followers to take the virus seriously, addressing fans over a series of Instagram stories. “It’s not a joke,” she said. For those looking to fight off boredom in the time of self-quarantine, she suggested fostering puppies, a benevolent pastime she has taken up in recent days. Her gentle delivery on “No Time To Die,” the recently released James Bond theme song, now feels like an urgent fighting anthem for this eerie period. But, given the movie’s delay, it looks like Eilish fans are a ways away from any kind of sing-along.
Billie Eilish posted a five-minute Instagram story on Monday, urging young fans to take the coronavirus outbreak seriously.
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Billie Eilish expressed her thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, telling her Instagram followers, “Don’t panic, but don’t be stupid.”
The 18-year-old said she originally didn’t perceive it as a threat, largely because of her age, but came to realize she “can transfer that to someone who’s much weaker.”
“It is a really big deal right now, and it is not a joke,” she said. “I know because a lot of us haven’t seen it with our eyes — what it’s been doing and who it’s been affecting — it’s hard to understand that it’s real. But it really is real, and I’ve seen a lot of young people out in the world, all over the place, going to the club or going to the beach, just going out and hanging out. It’s really irresponsible.”
“Please take responsibility for your endurance of this,” Eilish told fans. “Because yeah, you could get it and you could be fine, but you could give it to your parents. You could give it to your grandparents, or your aunts, or your uncles, or your friend’s mom. It’s not about you.”
With her IG video, Eilish joins a growing list of celebrities — like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Lady Gaga — who are encouraging their fans to cancel plans and stay home. The “Bad Guy” singer ended her message with a plea for her fans to stay calm, but to take the outbreak of COVID-19 seriously, as she seems to be doing.
“All I’m trying to say is be safe. It is real out there,” she said. “But don’t go crazy. We will get through it.”