Brian May has joined the list of artists who disapprove of Eric Clapton's anti-vaccine rhetoric.
The 76-year-old guitarist does not like the health measures limiting, in the United Kingdom as in many countries, the public of concerts to only vaccinated people.
He therefore announced that he reserved the right to cancel his concerts if the public was forced to such measures.
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But such statements could not go unanswered and it was Brian May who took matters into his own hands in the columns of
For the guitarist of Queen, Eric Clapton remains a
"hero". “I love it, but we have very different points of view in many ways,” he
particularly regarding covid. "
But the antivax, I'm sorry, they are neutral. There is a wealth of evidence to show that vaccination is effective,
"All the drugs you take have side effects, but I'm sorry, you really have to have a grain of salt to say that vaccines are meant to kill
Despite his reservations, the Queen musician recalled his admiration for the legendary rocker.
A tribute tinged with irony.
He's a person who thinks it's okay to shoot animals for fun, so we have our disagreements.
But I will never stop respecting him.
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Eric Clapton was scheduled to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2022. The venue will host The Proms, a series of classical music concerts by then.
This edition will take place without social distancing with the obligation for the public to provide proof of vaccination.
The United Kingdom is witnessing a surge in contaminations caused by the Delta variant, even though the country has the most advanced vaccination campaign in Europe. The UK government's policy of lifting health restrictions and betting everything on the vaccine irritates anti-vaccines.