“I mean, are you talking about a crisis,” he said. “Well, today is the 26th and my mother still is – I couldn’t make funeral plans … She’s sitting in the back of a refrigerator truck because of Covid.”
“It’s terrible to break our hearts,” he added. “When you go there and see something that’s so graphic it really reminds you of pictures of people thrown into mass graves.”
Rodger’s mother died in a New York hospital on December 27 at the age of 82. “I breathed some of my first breaths with her and she breathed some of her last with me,” Rodgers wrote on Twitter that day. “My brothers and I will be in touch with everyone soon. I am deaf today. “
The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic hit the New York area hard in early 2020, and the winter months have seen a surge in coronavirus deaths. As a result, morgues and hospitals are unusually secured.
Rodgers also spoke wonderfully on the Coulson podcast about his mother, who became pregnant at 13.
“My parents were beatniks, so we were all into alternative lifestyles and philosophies and we were all very open-minded,” he said. “In a strange way, things were fun because they were exploratory.”
“… My parents were super great, intellectually,” he continued. “Very friendly people and because of their love I was able to experience their self-centeredness.”
He also commented on his parents’ drug abuse: “If you are addicted to heroin you can’t help but be self-centered, but they were still very loving, they were just victims of their addiction.”
Over Christmas last year, the guitarist expressed his sadness that he could not see his mother due to Covid regulations.
“The saddest part of this #COVID vacation is that I can’t visit my #mama,” Rodgers said on December 23.
“She’s always happy and fun, even in the late stages of # Alzheimer’s. I’ve learned to redirect or not, so your memory loss is never uncomfortable. “