Stevie Nicks thanked Taylor Swift during a performance for writing a song that has helped her grieve the loss of her Fleetwood Mac bandmate Christine McVie.
In the fan-shot footage below, Nicks said to the crowd at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta on May 22, “Thank you to Taylor Swift for doing this thing for me, and that is writing a song called ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid.'”
“You’re On Your Own, Kid” is featured on Swift’s 2022 album Midnights. The track peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at number eight.
“That is the sadness of how I feel,” Nicks continued. “As long as Chris was, even on the other side of the world, we didn’t have to talk on the phone. We really weren’t phone buddies. Then we would go back to Fleetwood Mac, and we would walk in, and it would be like ‘Little sister, how are you?’ It was like never a minute had passed, never an argument in our entire 47 years. Never.”
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Nicks closed saying, “So, when it was the two of us, the two of us were on our own, kids. We always were, and now, I’m having to learn to be on my own, kid, by myself. So, you help me to do that. Thank you.”
McVie died suddenly on November 30, 2022 at age 79. Her death certificate cited multiple reasons for her cause of death. The main cause of death was from a massive stroke along with Atrial Fibrillation, a type of heart arrhythmia. Additionally, cancer was listed as a secondary cause of death. McVie’s death certificate lists her cancer as “Metastatic Malignancy of Unknown Primary Origin.” In layman’s terms, this means whatever cancer McVie had spread throughout her body. Whoever performed McVie’s autopsy couldn’t determine the original location of her cancer.
Stevie Nicks thanks Taylor Swift for writing ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid’ because it’s how she feels after losing Christine McVie. pic.twitter.com/6zgYD0tduk— Pop Base (@PopBase) May 23, 2023