Eric Clapton, 76, refuses to play shows where proof of vaccine is required after suffering ‘disastrous’ reaction to jabs
ERIC Clapton won’t play shows where the attendees are required to prove they’ve been vaccinated against Covid.
The guitarist, 76, made the announcement after previously revealing his “disastrous” reaction to getting two vaccinations.
Eric shared his stance in reaction to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that vaccine passes would be required to enter nightclubs and other venues.
“Following the PM’s announcement, I feel honor-bound to make an announcement of my own,” Eric said via a statement on architect and anti-vaxxer Robin Monotti Graziadei’s Telegram account.
“I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present.
“Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.”
TAKING A STAND
The musician added a link to his anti-lockdown song with Van Morrison, “Stand and Deliver.”
The song features the lyrics: “Do you wanna be a free man / Or do you wanna be a slave?”
Eric has a handful of North American concerts scheduled for September and his next shows in the UK are in May 2022.
Back in May, he talked about the “severe” reactions he had to the Covid vaccine, revealing his hands and feet were “frozen, numb or burning” for two weeks.
“I took the first jab of AZ and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days. I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one,” he revealed on Telegram.
“About six weeks later I was offered and took the second AZ shot, but with a little more knowledge of the dangers.
“Needless to say the reactions were disastrous, my hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks.
“I feared I would never play again, (I suffer with peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle.)”
Eric claimed the safety of the vaccines had been overstated, writing: “But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone.”
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July 22, 2021 at 01:25PM