Patrick Lindner (59, "Anna Lena") has in an interview with the "Bild" newspaper found clear words about his current financial situation. He has "almost no income," explains the pop star. "Because only a few hits are played on the radio, GEMA's payments are minimal." Lindner's last stage appearance was on March 8th. "After that my sold-out tour was canceled with 25 concerts and about 25 other appearances," says the singer.
He has already stopped making payments for his life insurance and pension plans. "I can't afford that right now. Unfortunately, it will take revenge in old age." Of course, he was afraid of existence because he didn't know how and when to go on. According to Lindner, many of his colleagues are left with nothing, especially the young artists are affected by the ban on performing, since concerts are now the biggest source of income.
Swipe against government
Lindner felt let down by the government and Ms. Merkel (Chancellor Angela Merkel (65), note from the editor). "It would be good if the chancellor stood behind us artists. It is not just about those who are on stage. It is also about technicians, makeup artists and even the toilet woman at concerts." His demand: The federal government should develop a concept for how concerts can take place again as quickly as possible. "Because people's souls want to be caressed with music and culture again."