Eric Clapton has gone on record again against the U.K. government’s handling of the pandemic promising he won’t perform there if fans have to show proof of vaccination to attend.
Clapton says, "Following the Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement [on Monday] I feel honor bound to make an announcement of my own: 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."
The legendary singer-guitarist is scheduled for two shows at London's Royal Albert Hall next May, which are still on his schedule.
Clapton, who is usually somewhat shy and reserved with the press, has been very outspoken in recent months about the pandemic .He recorded two “anti-lockdown” songs with Van Morrison, along with a 25-minute segment for Oracle Films (professional filmmakers that advocate for open debate and freedom of information in the face of global government encroachment and big-tech censorship).
In that segment, Clapton talked about where to go for answers navigating the pandemic with regards to mainstream press and alternative outlets. He also gave his thoughts on the vaccine, his reaction after receiving it, and what his family and friends think of his beliefs.
Clapton also said he was disgusted with ads that he feels are pressuring people into getting vaccinated.Eric was vaccinated, receiving the AstraZeneca shot.He suffered side effects, including flu-like symptoms and an increase in the pain he feels due to Peripheral Neuropathy.
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