Eric Clapton says he won’t play in shows that require proof of COVID-19 vaccination


Eric Clapton will refuse to perform at venues that require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the introduction of a vaccine passport from September at certain events and venues on Wednesday. Stated.

“Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday, July 19, 2021, I am honored to make my own announcement. I would like to say that I will not perform on stage with a discriminatory audience. Everyone I reserve the right to cancel the show unless I am prepared to attend, “the musician said in a statement shared on the telegram account of architect and film producer Robin Monotti Graziaday. ..

Johnson announced on Monday that crowded UK nightclubs and venues would require proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination upon admission from the end of September. His announcement was made on “Free Day” in England, where most COVID-19 restrictions were lifted.

“If we don’t do it now, we have to ask ourselves, when will we do it?” Johnson said he would limit the blockade in the country for more than a year. Said it would end. “This is the right moment, but you have to be careful. Sadly, you need to remember that the virus still exists.”

“Some of the most important joys and opportunities in life remind everyone that they are more and more likely to be dependent on vaccination,” Johnson said.

“There are already countries that require you to double jab as a condition of travel without quarantine, and that list may grow. And, like any other country, we are concerned about the ongoing risks posed by nightclubs. I am holding

His decision to deploy a vaccine path from the UK National Health Service to specific locations has led national authorities such as Israel and the Netherlands to nightclub in connection with the resumption of a large CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus cluster. It was done after being forced to close.

Clapton had previously said he had a “disastrous” experience with the AstraZeneca vaccine and accused him of “promotion” by imposing a double-dose experimental vaccine on him.

“I took the first jab of AZ [AstraZeneca] And soon there was a serious reaction that lasted 10 days, and I was told that I would eventually recover, 12 weeks before the second reaction, “Clapton wrote in a May statement.

“About six weeks later, I was offered to take a second AZ shot, but I knew a little more about the dangers. Needless to say, the reaction was disastrous, with my limbs frozen, numb, and burning. I was worried that I would never be able to play again because it was of little use for two weeks (I was suffering from peripheral neuropathy and shouldn’t have been near). Needle). He said it was safe for everyone. “

Last month, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the European drug regulator, identified a rare blood condition known as Vaxzevria as a potential side effect of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine. It urged people who had previously suffered from capillary leak syndrome not to receive shots.

In April, the vaccine was associated with a very rare and potentially fatal case of blood clotting with low platelet counts.

“The benefits of the AstraZeneca vaccine outweigh the risks and we recommend that you continue vaccination,” the World Heath Organization said in March.

by Rolling stone The magazine Clapton does not have a show scheduled in the UK until May 2022. Musicians are planning a show in North America this September.