Eric Clapton said he will not perform anywhere that requires attendees to show proof of vaccination.
In response to the government’s announcement that vaccination passports will be required to enter nightclubs and clubs by the end of September, the musician released a statement stating that he would not play “any stage where a discriminated audience is present. “Unless all people are expected to participate, I reserve the right to cancel the show.”
Clapton shared the statement via the Telegram account of Italian architect and Covid skeptic Robin Monotti. It was accompanied by a link to Clapton’s anti-lockdown collaboration with Van Morrison, Stand and Deliver, in which they sing: “Do you want to be a free man / Or do you want to be a slave?”
In May, Clapton shared his negative experiences of receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine through Monotti’s Telegram account, claiming he experienced “severe” reactions that left him in doubt whether he would be able to play guitar again.
Summary of today’s developments
Merkel urges Germans to get vaccinated against Covid as cases increase
The Czech Olympic athlete tests positive for Covid-19
The Dutch Olympic team reports two new cases of Covid
Covid cases in Tokyo at the latest in six months on the eve of the Olympics
“Very narrow” list of UK sectors to be exempted from self-isolation rules
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