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First Eric Clapton loses all of his famous friends, and now he’s on his knees [guitar riff] saying goodbye to his morals. Practically two months after declaring that he would refuse to carry out at live performance venues the place proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all attendees, Rolling Stone reports that Clapton reversed course on September 18 for his present on the Smoothie King Middle in New Orleans, Louisiana. The venue, per Rolling Stone, not solely required no less than one vaccine dose to attend, but in addition required masks to be worn through the full set, from “Cocaine” all the way in which as much as “I Shot the Sheriff.” Clapton, who’s vaccinated in opposition to the coronavirus however experienced “disastrous” side effects from the AstraZeneca jab, beforehand said in July that he was in opposition to the concept of solely performing to attendees who were smart enough to guard themselves from a pandemic. “I want to say that I cannot carry out on any stage the place there’s a discriminated viewers current,” he defined on the time. “Except there’s provision made for all individuals to attend, I reserve the precise to cancel the present.” Clapton additionally admitted, amazingly, that his mates are ghosting him due to his COVID-19 ideology. Everyone but Van Morrison, in fact.
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