Monday, May 20, 2024

Eric Clapton, Vocal Anti-Vaxxer, Has COVID, Cancels Shows: Slow Hand, Fast Illness

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Guess who has COVID?

Why, none other than Eric Clapton. The famed guitarist has been a very vocal anti-vaccine campaigner, writing songs about it, telling anyone who’d listen. He said he wouldn’t play venues that had vaccine mandates.

Karma is a bitch named Layla.

Here’s what is says on his Facebook page: “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.”

*postposed in British might be a combination of proposed and postponed

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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