English rock and blues guitarist Eric Clapton is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton has always been vocal about global issues such as Russian invasion and COVID vaccination. After consistently criticizing immunization practices, Eric Clapton has tested positive for COVID-19.
Clapton’s Facebook page recently announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19 and that his next tour dates in Zurich and Milan would be cancelled. The Facebook post closed by stating that rescheduled dates would be announced soon. All previous purchases would be honored.
Postponement of shows in Zurich and Milan
Eric Clapton is unfortunately suffering from Covid having tested positive shortly after the second concert at the Royal Albert Hall. He has been told by his medical advisors that if he were to resume traveling and performing too soon, it could substantially delay his full recovery. Eric is also anxious to avoid passing on any infection to any of his band, crew, Promoters, their staff and of course the fans.
So, after intensive internal discussion, it has been decided with great regret and apologies to all those concerned to postpone the performances in Zurich on 17th May and Milan on 18th May, the present hope being to be able to resume the tour starting with the concerts in Bologna on 20th and 21st May.
It is very frustrating that having avoided Covid throughout lockdown and throughout the period when travel restrictions have been in place Eric should have succumbed to Covid at this point in time, but we very much hope he will be sufficiently recovered by the end of the week to be able to perform the remainder of the planned performances.
A further announcement will be made concerning the rescheduling of the postposed shows once suitable dates can be identified.
The shows are due to be rescheduled within the next 6 months and tickets purchased will remain valid for the new rescheduled date.
The British singer and guitarist has previously expressed reservations about the COVID-19 vaccination. He made an appearance in Van Morrison’s song “Stand and Deliver” in December 2020, which included lyrics critical of the lockdown. According to Rolling Stone, Clapton received the first of two AstraZeneca immunizations against the virus two months later.
He conveyed his displeasure in a letter to Robin Monotti, who eventually put it on his Telegram with Clapton’s permission. Meanwhile, he claimed in January that the vaccine caused severe nerve damage to his fingers and that he couldn’t play his guitar for months during an interview on YouTube channel the Real Music Observer. We wish him a fast recovery. Check out the Facebook post below.
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