Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, 76, has become a vocal opponent of the COVID-19 vaccine after receiving one himself. Now he says he won’t play venues that require proof of vaccination.
via The Daily Dot:
He alleges that the drug is responsible for “disastrous” side effects that caused numbness to his hands and feet. Even before making these dubious claims, Clapton had been outspoken against Britain’s shutdown measures.
In December 2020, two months before his injection, he appeared on Van Morrison’s anti-lockdown song “Stand and Deliver,” which accused the U.K. government of stripping away personal freedoms to contain the spread of the virus.
Rolling Stone reports:
Clapton issued his statement in response to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Monday, July 19th, that vaccine passes would be required to enter nightclubs and venues.
And of course this is far from the first controversy Clapton has been involved in.
Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to ignore this nasty old fossil.