Christine McVie Confirms She's Officially Rejoined Fleetwood Mac, Reveals Why She Quit Touring 15 Years Ago

Entertainment Mar. 27, 2014 AT 2:50PM
Fleetwood Mac Lindsey Buckingham, Christine McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Stevie Nicks and John McVie of the rock group 'Fleetwood Mac' pose for a portrait in circa 1977 Credit: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

She wants to be with them everywhere! Christine McVie has rejoined Fleetwood Mac after quitting the band 15 years ago. The musician confirmed the news herself with the rest of the band during a pre-taped appearance on the Today show Thursday, March 27.

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McVie, 70, gave a straightforward answer when Today co-host Carson Daly asked if she was rejoining the band. "I think that can be said with a definite capital 'Yes,'" she said. When asked why she quit the band back in 1998, she replied: "I had a fear of flying. I hadn't flown for 15 years."

The British musician was joined by original bandmates Stevie Nicks, ex-husband John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, and Lindsey Buckingham for the special announcement. Christine and John were married for eight years before they split in 1976. He revealed last October he was diagnosed with cancer, but looked healthy and happy during the interview. "[I'm] getting better," he confirmed.

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The band's publicist first confirmed McVie's return to Billboard back in January. "[McVie] has indeed re-joined Fleetwood Mac," Liz Rosenberg said in a statement at the time. "We are hoping to make an announcement about a possible tour for the full tilt Macsters some time in 2014."

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McVie has written several hits for the group, including "Don't Stop" and "Hold Me," and briefly reunited with the band back in September for two tour dates at the London 02 Arena. "Walking out in London was sensational," she said of the emotional reunion. Ex John added: "I had to get the Kleenex out."

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