Monday, May 20, 2024

Eric Clapton COVID Worse: Vehement Vax Opponent Cancels Two More Shows, in Italy, After Railing Against Treatment


Bologna Shows Postponed: Eric Clapton, vehemently anti- vaccine, has canceled two more shows after testing positive for COVID again today. The two dates are May 20th and 21st in Bologna, Italy.

He already canceled two show this week.

Clapton’s Facebook page is giving false information about COVID infection. But read below what his people have posted. He’s wrong. He’s got to say quarantined for at least 5 days. This statement below is ridiculous.

Clapton had a week coming up of no shows anyway, so his next date is May 29th in Berlin. He’s lucky he had no dates after the Bologna stops on the 20th and 21st, which are now canceled.

The irony here, of course, is that Clapton has railed against the vaccine. He says that after receiving one shot he couldn’t play guitar for three weeks. After that, he refused any more treatment and advised the public against it. He wrote and performed two songs made into videos, one with Van Morrison called “Stand and Deliver.” Now we might surmise he can neither Stand nor Deliver.

Here’s the Facebook statement:

Eric Clapton, whilst feeling fine in himself, has again tested positive for Covid this morning. Whilst there is a strong body of medical opinion that after several days since the first positive test, a person is no longer infectious, it is by no means agreed by all. Accordingly, Eric does not want to travel while still testing positive and take the risk of infecting others. In theory, it is possible that Eric could test negative in the morning of either Bologna shows and fly there for a concert that same evening. However, Eric and his management team think that since it is quite likely that the situation will remain unchanged over the next day or two, Eric should immediately give notice of postponement of the shows in Bologna scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday to dates later this year.It is felt fairer to ticket holders to give as much notice as possible of the postponement in the hope that this will cause less inconvenience than if we continue to hope that Eric would be able after all to give the concerts, only to find we have to announce the postponement a matters of hours before the concert.We are aware that many ticket holders acquired their tickets (at least for the first Bologna show) many months ago, and Eric is very disappointed and apologetic to have to add a further delay.The next scheduled concert forming part of the current tour will be in Berlin on Sunday, 29th May, by which time we have every hope that there will be no obstacle to Eric being able to perform that concert and the remainder of the scheduled concerts.The postponed concerts will be rescheduled by the end of this year. The announcement of the new dates will be made within the next two weeks, and tickets purchased will remain valid for the new rescheduled dates.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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