Eric Clapton says he'll cancel shows at venues that require COVID-19 vaccines, claiming it's discrimination
ric Clapton performs on stage during Music For The Marsden 2020 at The O2 Arena on March 03, 2020 in London, England. Gareth Cattermole / Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images
Eric Clapton said over the Telegram that he will not perform in locations where attendees need to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
He said he did not want to perform in front of a "discriminated audience".
Clapton previously claimed he had "severe" reactions after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.
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Musician Eric Clapton says he will not perform in places where attendees will have to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Clapton made the announcement on film producer and architect Robin Monotti's Telegram account after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that vaccination cards would be required to enter crowded venues in England.
"I would like to say that I will not appear on a stage where there is a discriminated audience," said Clapton on Rolling Stone. "Unless everyone is expected to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show."
The "Tears in Heaven" singer previously shared his experience with the AstraZeneca vaccine, claiming he had a "severe" reaction, according to The Guardian.
Clapton has repeatedly voiced his anti-vaccine views over the past few months and is a longtime critic of COVID-19 lockdowns - in December he teamed up with Van Morrison to create an anti-lockdown song called "Stand and Deliver" publish.
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