Eric Clapton, a long-time rock-and-roll icon, has disclosed that he has been isolated from his liberal, lefty music culture because he dared to publicly express opposition to last year’s lockdowns as well as doubts about the COVID-19 vaccines. The Hall of Famer, who also appeared on Van Morrison’s single in December, said he suffered “disastrous” side effects from his COVID-19 vaccine treatments and blamed “propaganda” insisting that the shots are safe.
As Rolling Stone reported last month, Clapton said the following about his harrowing vaccination experience:
“I took the first jab of AZ (AstraZeneca) and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days. I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one…,” Clapton wrote.
“About six weeks later I was offered and took the second AZ shot, but with a little more knowledge of the dangers. Needless to say the reactions were disastrous, my hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again, (I suffer with peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle.) But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone…”
According to BlazeMedia:
Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton said his musician friends stopped communicating with him after he recently spoke out about his “disastrous” COVID-19 side effects. “I’ve tried to reach out to fellow musicians,” Clapton said during a video Q&A mostly about his COVID-19 vaccine experience and his reaction to the powers-that-be afterward. “I just don’t hear from them anymore. My phone doesn’t ring very often. I don’t get that many texts and emails any more. It’s quite noticeable.”
Clapton’s aforementioned statements come at the very end of the below video, just before the 24-minute mark — but the whole interview is pretty eye-opening:
Clapton also said, “I was ostracized. And I could feel that everywhere.”
Here’s the video interview, queued up to the relevant comments:
Remember, those who are shutting down our economy haven’t missed a paycheck since lockdown began. We are not in this together.
— Van Morrison (@vanmorrison) December 21, 2020
For many years, many people in our modern culture have refused to believe in freedom and free expression. They were, however, afraid to be vocal about their bigoted and dictatorial attitudes until recently. Because they have the upper hand and have learned how meek and easily cowed most people have become, they are now forthright and aggressive, striving hard to silence and destroy anybody who disagree with them.
You are on my blacklist of musicians from here on out. You’re nothing but a racist Trump sycophant
— Fran P (@FranP20) June 15, 2021
Clapton added that after speaking out he “did get some flack from the people I least wanted to get flack from,” but on the positive side he welcomed the prospect of “becoming a nuisance for [political leaders]. I’d love to be an annoyance to some of them that sit ’round that table; that would give me tremendous satisfaction.”