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Stevie Nicks: 'We must do more to support injured troops'

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Stevie Nicks has encouraged the general public to do more to support military servicemen and women.

The Fleetwood Mac singer has frequently visited with injured US troops at hospital around the country and is now calling on her fans to help wounded veterans.

Nicks told Fox411: "I have been [to visit wounded soldiers] many times. It's something I do now because many are very injured, and they need help, and they need people.

"They need people to send money to the USO and to the Wounded Warriors, and they need people just to be aware of what these kids [have given up to serve]."

Nicks also revealed that a 2005 visit to a naval hospital inspired her to write the song 'Solider's Angel', from her most recent album In Your Dreams.

"I went back to my motel and wrote the poem… it took me four years to put it to music. I've now given that poem out to hundreds and hundreds of soldiers and their families, their sisters, brothers, mums, dads, grandmothers, nieces, godchildren, everybody," she said. "I always told them one day it will be a song."

Nicks recently admitted that she cried while watching Katy Perry's music video for 'The One That Got Away'.

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Watch Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham perform 'Soldier's Angel' below:

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