“Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show,” says rock star.
Rock legend Eric Clapton said he would cancel any shows if the venue requires attendees to prove they took the COVID injection.
The guitarist and singer issued a statement Tuesday following UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s declaration on “Freedom Day” that vaccine passports would soon be required to enter nightclubs and concert venues.
“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 Tuesday via the Telegram account of film producer and architect Robin Monotti.
“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.”
Clapton’s statement included a link to his anti-lockdown song with Van Morrison, “Stand and Deliver.”
The “Layla” singer became a vocal critic of the experimental mRNA jab after the AstraZeneca shot left him temporarily paralyzed and unable to play his guitar.
“I took the first jab of AZ [AstraZeneca] and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days,” Clapton wrote to Monotti.
“My hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again…”
“I should never have gone near the needle,” Clapton continued. “But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone.”
“I’ve been a rebel all my life, against tyranny and arrogant authority, which is what we have now,” he added.
Clapton’s next show isn’t scheduled until May 2022, so hopefully the British people will successfully reject the draconian COVID Mark of the Beast program and Clapton can play before a packed hall of free people.