Eric Clapton will not carry out at locations that need evidence of vaccination.
“Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, 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,” Clapton stated through declaration published onto designer, movie manufacturer and anti-vaxxer Robin Monotti Graziadei’s Telegram account.
The news follows U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement Tuesday that as constraints on celebrations lift, clubs need to need visitors to reveal a Covid Pass from the U.K.’s National Health Service upon entry for everybody over the age of 18.
Clapton has actually been launching anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown declarations and tunes for near to a year now. In December 2020, Clapton signed up with fellow traditional rocker turned anti-vaxxer Van Morrison on his tune, “Stand and Deliver.” The tune includes lyrics consisting of, “Do you wanna be a free man / Or do you wanna be a slave?” and “Dick Turpin wore a mask too.”
In an earlier release, Clapton detailed a “disastrous” experience with the AstraZeneca vaccine for which he blamed “propaganda” for pressing on him. The artist continued exposing that he experiences “peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle.”
An associate for Clapton did not right away react to an ask for remark.