Christine McVie Rejoins Fleetwood Mac

 

 

Though not exactly a well-kept secret, Mick Fleetwood spilled the beans over the weekend that Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac.

Fleetwood shared the news on Saturday (January 11) during a concert with Willie K. in Maui, Hawaii, when he told the crowd that, "This is the worst-kept secret there is, but Christine McVie WILL be rejoining Fleetwood Mac."

McVie -- who wrote and sang lead on hits such as "Don't Stop," "You Make Loving Fun," "Say You Love Me" and more -- left the group in 1998 but visited with the band members in Los Angeles during early 2013 and joined Fleetwood Mac for "Don't Stop" on stage during September in London.

There's no word yet on when the reunited Mac will start making music together; the group was on the road most of 2013, while bassist John McVie -- Christine's ex-husband -- is being treated for cancer. But during New Year's shows in Las Vegas, both Stevie Nick and Lindsey Buckingham told fans that the group would be touring again in 2014, mostly during the summer.

Buckingham, meanwhile, told us that a bit of healing was required before McVie could get back into the group: "You know, when she quit the band, clearly she was not happy touring. She never did enjoy the touring so much. But she felt a very strong need to burn pretty much every bridge she had in the United States. She got a divorce. She sold her house. She sold her publishing, for God's sake. She quit the band. She moved back to England. It was a radical series of things she did, and I'm not sure why."