David Lee Roth Alludes to Having COVID-19, Reflects on U.S. Response to Pandemic
David Lee Roth shared in a new interview that he may have battled COVID-19 earlier this year.
Roth told the New York Times that he battled an illness in early 2020 saying, “I’m not so unconvinced I didn’t have the corona. Man, they gave me enough prednisone to put boots on the moon! We left a trail of groupies, rubble and incandescent reviews. But I don’t want to go back through it.”
Roth, who famously worked as an EMT in New York in the late ’90s, was also asked what he thought of the United State’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and said, “I sure wish our country had taken a Marine Corps approach to Covid. Instead of [creating] a divide, good or bad, right or reasonable, wrong or otherwise.”
Roth was largely interviewed due to his recent artistic activity on social media. He’s been creating a number of different paintings and sharing them on his Instagram mainly because he has nothing else to do since he can’t tour.
When asked whether he’d actually sell some of his paintings, DLR answered that question in very DLR fashion.
“In terms of what I really do for a living, as soon as the B-list — that’s Beyoncé, Bono and Bruce [Springsteen] — say it’s OK, I’ll be back singing and dancing and selling you T-shirts,” said Roth. “But in the interim, I am drawing and painting every night. And the fact that there’s an audience for it is quite a tickle. So, of course, I’ll make it available. You bet. I just didn’t see it coming. [Laughs] But like my sister says, I seem to miss the big stuff.”