LOS ANGELES – Eric Clapton will not perform in locations that require proof of vaccination.
“Following the PM’s announcement on Monday, 19 July 2021, I am honored to announce my own: I would like to say that I will not perform on any platform where discriminatory audiences are present. I reserve the right to cancel the show until provision is made for everyone to participate,” Clapton said in a statement posted on the Telegram account of architect, filmmaker and anti-vaxxer Robin Monotti Graziadei. Said to.
The news follows UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Tuesday that as soon as restrictions on social gatherings are lifted, nightclubs will be required to show guests a COVID pass from the UK’s National Health Service for everyone over the age of 18. is required.
Clapton has been releasing anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown statements and songs for nearly a year. In December 2020, Clapton joined fellow classic rocker anti-vaxxer Van Morrison on his song “Stand and Deliver”. The song includes the lyrics, “Do you want to be a free man / Or do you want to be a slave?” and “Dick Turpin also wore a mask.” Variety Critics has called it one of the worst songs of 2020.
Clapton detailed a “disastrous” experience with the AstraZeneca vaccine in the first release, which he blamed on the “hype” for insisting on it. The musician continued to reveal that he “suffers from peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near a needle.”
A representative for Clapton did not immediately respond to a request for comment.