Shinedown guitarist tells the young to stay home and better themselves.

SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers is fired up, and he’s urging people to heed the advice of health authorities and practice social distancing to further prevent the spread of the Coronavirus.

"A lot of people are really scared right now. And it's a scary time, but there's no reason to be scared, man. This country will come back, like it always does. Everyone will be okay, man. It's all about just following the rules right now.

Since most young COVID-19 patients have experienced mild or no symptoms from the virus, there have been widespread reports of illegal "lockdown parties" and and "end of world" drinking sessions in countries across Europe.

Myers says, I see people going, 'Well, I'm 25 years old. I'm gonna be fine.' No, dude, it's not about you," he continued. "It's about that you can get it, not even know you have it, dude, and you can get someone else sick, who has diabetes, or has a respiratory infection, and you can hurt these other people.

Use this time to do something — better yourself, better your home. I think people are afraid to be alone, and I think people are afraid of themselves. When we come out of this, people will be more in touch with themselves, 'cause they won't have a choice."

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