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Eric Clapton warns, he will not play against an audience "discriminated against", because forced to vaccination


The 76-year-old guitarist reserves the right to cancel his concerts, following the announcements of Boris Johnson who wants proof of vaccination in "places with a lot of people", from September.

"By the end of September

(...), we

plan to make full vaccination a condition of entry into nightclubs and other places welcoming a large number of people"

, announced the Prime Minister. Briton Boris Johnson announced on July 19, at a press conference.

A news that does not please Eric Clapton at all.


I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage facing a discriminated audience,"

said the legendary British guitarist.


Unless a protocol allows everyone to enter, I reserve the right to cancel the concert,

" he said.

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This short statement was posted on the Telegram account of Italian producer Robin Monetti Grazadei, who posted on his social networks his anti-vaccine positions and his skepticism about the severity of the epidemic.

An affirmed anti-vaccine

According to

Rolling Stone

, Eric Clapton had previously shared in the same way his negative experience after receiving a dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Side effects that would have even made him wonder if he would be able to play the guitar again.

Very critical of the government's management of the health crisis, he had already released a song alongside Van Morrison to denounce the negative effects of confinement on the music sector, entitled

Stand and Deliver


Read also: Van Morrison and Eric Clapton release a song against containment

The musician was due to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2022. The venue will host by then The Proms, a series of classical music concerts.

This edition will take place without social distancing with the obligation for the public to provide proof of vaccination.

Source: lefigaro

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