Eric Clapton is not going to carry out at venues that require proof of vaccination.
“Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, I feel honour 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 mentioned by way of assertion posted onto architect, movie producer and anti-vaxxer Robin Monotti Graziadei’s Telegram account.
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The information follows U.Okay. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement Tuesday that as restrictions on social gatherings raise, nightclubs should require visitors to indicate a Covid Pass from the U.Okay.’s National Health Service upon entry for everybody over the age of 18.
Clapton has been releasing anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown statements and songs for near a yr now. In December 2020, Clapton joined fellow traditional rocker turned anti-vaxxer Van Morrison on his tune, “Stand and Deliver.” The tune options lyrics together with, “Do you wanna be a free man / Or do you wanna be a slave?” and “Dick Turpin wore a mask too.” Variety critics ranked it as one in every of the worst songs of 2020.
In an earlier launch Clapton detailed a “disastrous” expertise with the AstraZeneca vaccine for which he blamed “propaganda” for pushing on him. The musician continued on revealing that he suffers from “peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle.”
A rep for Clapton didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
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