The Naked Cowboy, famous for performing with his guitar in New York's Times Square, is refusing to leave despite the coronavirus outbreak. Although now adding a face mask to his outfit of hat, boots and white pants, Robert Burck, 49, insists it will take more than a global pandemic to stop him from entertaining crowds, even if they are smaller in lockdown. Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, he said: "I haven't missed one day in 20 years, six months and 28 days - unless I was travelling to be the Naked Cowboy in another city where the opportunity was bigger. On Thursday, New York's governor, Andrew Cuomo, claimed they had now "controlled the beast", after reporting a drop in the daily number of deaths state-wide, and the overall count of people in hospital. However, on Friday, he said deaths in the state had risen by - a small increase from the previous hour figure of He also told his daily news briefing that he needed federal help to ramp up testing for the virus and to reopen his economy, and appeared to take a swipe at Donald Trump's administration.
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Robert Burck has been singing and strumming his guitar dressed in nothing but underwear and cowboy boots almost every day since By Jenny Powers. Throngs of selfie stick-toting tourists weave in and out of the paths of costumed cartoon characters looking to pose for photos in exchange for tips. Meanwhile, taxi drivers and double-decker tour bus operators lean on their horns in unison, cursing the bumper-to-bumper traffic.
'Naked Cowboy' continues to busk in Times Square amid coronavirus concern
Sadly I was on the ferris wheel at the time, so didn't get the chance to get a pic with him. I saw him 3 weeks ago, got a picture with him : A few days later I was in Times Sq again and there was another 2 "Naked Cowboys", they were old, ughhh. I could see why you want of photograph of some guy standing in his underwear briefs, in cold windy weather that is common for New York City at during this time, freezing his whatever he has hiding in his underwear. After reading this A-List of street performers at Times Square , this now has made me appreciate the street performers in Barcelona Spain that are located at their version of Times Square, La Rambla.
Tea Party movement. He later earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati College of Arts and Sciences in He made an appearance on January 25, , where he performed at a Leinster Rugby game in Donnybrook, Dublin , Ireland , singing his theme song "I'm the Naked Cowboy" before 18, spectators. The album was featured on MTV News.