DAVID COVERDALE speaks about WHITESNAKE's future: “I can't entertain anything until I get my physical aspect together”
During an appearance on yesterday’s (Wednesday, October 11) episode of SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, David Coverdale spoke about the status of WHITESNAKE, more than a year after the band cancelled several European shows and pulled out of a previously announced North American tour with the SCORPIONS due to what was described at the time as his “continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection.” The 72-year-old WHITESNAKE singer said: “Well, my band and I are in touch all the time. There is still a WHITESNAKE and there are still offers coming. I can’t entertain anything until I get my physical aspect together.
“I had a fall recently, which I don’t think helped my… I’ve got two torn rotator cuffs, which would certainly compromise my performance,” he explained. “But arthritis, all this kind of stuff’s kicking in.
“My heart goes out to Steven Tyler after the recent AEROSMITH tour cancelation. It’s so awful, getting older and having this burden of responsibility to try to be as good as you can so you don’t disappoint anybody. And I know how he feels and I sent my love to him through our friends, mutual friends.
“But I can’t commit to anything until I know how my health is,” David added. “The last thing I wanna do is go on tour and have to do what happened last year, which was come home, tail between my legs. It was heartbreaking. And being sick for a year didn’t really help matters.”