LACUNA COIL’s CRISTINA SCABBIA On Italy’s Coronavirus Lockdown: ‘The Situation Is Not As Insane As Some Media Is Painting’

Cristina Scabbia 2019

LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia has said that she and the rest are the band are well amid the coronavirus outbreak in their homeland of Italy.

The Italian government have imposed a nationwide lockdown to try and contain the virus. Now Scabbia has spoken out in a new interview with NME, saying that the current situation in the country isn’t as bad as the media is making it appear.

“What I want to do is reassure our fans that we are OK,” she said. “After the first news of coronavirus, I got tonnes of messages from fans asking me in panic: ‘Are you OK? Are you sick? Is the fever high? Can you stand up? Are you dying?’ 

“And I’m like, ‘What the hell are you talking about? I’m doing just fine,” Scabbia continued. “I’m home, I’m watching TV, I’m relaxing after the South American tour.’ But everybody thinks that Italy is this Resident Evil country and everybody was close to death.

“So what myself and other Italian bands are doing is try to use our social media to reassure everyone that the situation is not as insane as some media is painting.”