Despite being in a high-risk age group, the English rocker said he would not be told to stay in by anyone.

The musician commented: “I live in the countryside so it’s a lot easier, I cannot imagine what it must be like stuck in London in a flat with a couple of kids.

“I’m not moaning about anything but equally as a 76-year-old, I’m not going to be told by anybody to stay in.”

“Go f*** yourselves. We can’t wrap ourselves in cotton wool,” he added.

The songwriter went on to say that it was scientists rather than the Government who were causing confusion for the general public amid the COVID-19 outbreak.