Eric Clapton won’t play venues that require proof of vaccination amid rules in U.K. for clubgoers

Eric Clapton will not perform at venues that require proof of vaccination.

‘Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, I feel honor bound to make an announcement of my own,’ Clapton said via statement posted onto architect, film producer and anti-vaxxer Robin Monotti Graziadei’s Telegram account. 

‘I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present,’ the musician said. ‘Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.’

The latest: Eric Clapton, 76, will not perform at venues that require proof of vaccination, as he has been releasing anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown statements and songs for close to a year now. He was snapped performing in London in 2020

The news follows U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement Tuesday that as restrictions on social gatherings lift, nightclubs must require guests to show a Covid Pass from the U.K.’s National Health Service upon entry for everyone over the age of 18.

Clapton has been releasing anti-vaccination and anti-lockdown statements and songs for close to a year now. 

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In December 2020, Clapton joined fellow classic rocker turned anti-vaxxer Van Morrison on his song, Stand and Deliver.  

The song features lyrics including, ‘Do you wanna be a free man / Or do you wanna be a slave?’ and ‘Dick Turpin wore a mask too.’ 

The news follows U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement Tuesday that as restrictions on social gatherings lift, nightclubs must require guests to show a Covid Pass from the U.K.’s National Health Service upon entry for everyone over the age of 18 

Details: In December 2020, Clapton joined fellow classic rocker turned anti-vaxxer Van Morrison on his song, Stand and Deliver. The pair were snapped onstage in March of 2020

An anti-vaccination protester was seen in London outside the Houses of Parliament Monday 

In an earlier release Clapton detailed a ‘disastrous’ experience 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 did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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