Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale has raised concern about the health of patients in the US. He said:
“It needs to be addressed. I don’t wanna get into any politics, but the American medical system, for a European to see, is just bizarre. It’s that of a fourth world. Everybody should be entitled to first-class health care, and particularly for arthritis — not just putting masks on it with medications. That just keeps the pharmaceutical companies happy; it doesn’t really do anything for you. I proved that over my 10 years of degenerative arthritis.
They’re Band-Aids — they’re just masks that disguise it for a little bit. And my body has supported me. I’m 67 years old, and I’m still working out with new knees. It’s crazy, but it was totally necessary, brother.”
He further added: “I do yoga, so I couldn’t get into a Child’s Pose, which is like a crouch, in 2008. And I’m going, ‘What’s this?’ I couldn’t work it out. And then it just got worse and worse and worse. I was getting shots for all those years, and that’s terrible, for instance, on your kidneys.”