The 17-time Grammy winner who has criticized lock-down measures and described his harrowing adverse reaction to the AstraZeneca shot, said he would ‘reserve the right to cancel’ events if concert-goers are forced to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend.
July 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Legendary rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Eric Clapton announced earlier this week he would refuse to perform at venues which force concert-goers to prove they’ve taken an experimental COVID-19 shot as a condition for entry.
“Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021 I feel honor-bound to make an announcement of my own,” said the 17-time Grammy-winner and former guitarist for such iconic British bands as Cream and The Yardbirds.
The musician was referring to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Monday announcement that his government will “make full vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather.”
Johnson added that “proof of a negative test will no longer be sufficient,” seemingly indicating that there will be no alternatives for those who do not wish to get the vaccine.
“I would remind everybody that some of life’s most important pleasures and opportunities are likely to be increasingly dependent on vaccination,” the prime minister said.
In response to the announcement, Clapton said:
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.
The statement was shared on Italian architect and film producer Robin Monotti’s Telegram account July 20, which is also connected with Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former Vice President and Chief Scientist for Allergy & Respiratory of now-vaccine-maker Pfizer.