Eric Clapton Says He’s Losing Friends Because of His Views on Lockdowns and Vaccines – “I Was Ostracized”

Eric Clapton lockdowns vaccines
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Eric Clapton says his vocal views on the lockdowns and COVID-19 vaccines have cost him friends.

The musician opened up in a recent interview with a YouTube channel about it. “I just don’t hear from them anymore. My phone doesn’t ring very often. I don’t get that many texts and emails anymore. It’s quite noticeable, I was ostracized,” the musician says. “And I could feel that everywhere.”

Clapton has been a vocal opponent of lockdowns and has expressed some skepticism about vaccines. He says he was vaccinated and had a terrible adverse reaction to the AstraZeneca vaccine that made him question their safety. “I feared I would never play again,” the musician said about the side effects.

“I suffer from peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle,” Clapton says. “But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone.” Eric Clapton has also expressed doubts that lockdowns were necessary to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Clapton says it’s been hard to bite his tongue with what he knows. But that hasn’t stopped him from announcing a new tour for 2021. Both Eric Clapton and Van Morrison will play at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida as live music shows return.

Eric Clapton 2021 Tour Dates – US Leg

  • Dickies Arena – Fortworth, TX – September 13, 2021
  • Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX – September 15, 2021
  • Toyota Center – Houston, TX – September 17, 2021
  • Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA – September 18, 2021
  • Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN – September 21, 2021
  • Gas South Arena – Duluth, GA – September 23, 2021
  • Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL – September 25, 2021
  • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, FL – September 26, 2021

Eric Clapton 2021 Tour Dates – UK & Europe Leg

  • Royal Albert Hall – London, UK – May 7, 2022
  • Hallenstadion – Zurich, Switzerland – May 17, 2022
  • Mediolanum Forum – Assago, Italy – May 18, 2022
  • Unipol Arena – Bologna, Italy – May 20, 2022
  • Hanns-Martin-Schleyerhalle – Stuttgart, Germany – May 31, 2022
  • Olympiahalle – Munich, Germany – June 02, 2022
  • O2 Arena – Prague, Czech Republic – June 05, 2022
  • Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands – June 07, 2022
  • ISS Dome – Dusseldorf, Germany – June 10, 2022
  • Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark – June 14, 2022
  • Royal Arena – Copenhagen, Denmark – June 15, 2022
  • Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland – June 17, 2022
  • Ice Palace – St. Petersburg, Russia – June 19, 2022
  • Crocus City Hall – Moscow, Russia – June 21, 2022
  • Crocus City Hall – Moscow, Russia – June 22, 2022

8 Responses

  1. Roger

    It wasn’t because of his views, but because of this ignorance and campaign for disinformation about something that was actually happening; killing people and making other sick en mass. Slowhand seems to have a slow brain these days.

  2. them Facts

    Translation: “My shitty behavior is causing people to not like me!”

    • Bobby

      Translation: the Covid cult will destroy anyone who disagrees with them. This is no longer about medicine, this is about Nazi-style leftist tyranny.

      Fuk your vaccine. Fuk your masks.

      • Clement

        Translation: Bobby is a stupid motherfucker who doesn’t believe in science and denies millions of people getting sick and/or dying around the world.

        Fuk you Bobby (or whatever other idiotic name you post under)

  3. Chris Rose

    Whether you disagree with him or not , the problem is how nasty we are to one another. People can have an opinion without him getting crap from others.

    • Bertha

      That’s true, but it isn’t what Clapton was talking about. He got ghosted by his friends for his opinion. That is actually ok, because if you have friends that develop opinions or interests that don’t align with yours, then they aren’t friends any longer.

  4. john Geoffrey MORRIS

    What are fans of Clapton like, if they have stayed with him since his racist words in August 1976.Perhaps they will not take the Anti-Covid vaccines allowing others to have injections instead.As for Morrison fans how did you like the duet wth Cliff Richard.Clapton and Morrison are both out of touch with the world most people live in.Forget them and get on with now and today’s music