British rock icon Eric Clapton has said he will not perform in venues that require spectators to be vaccinated against Covid-19.
The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said such proof would be needed from September at venues and nightclubs.
Clapton said it did not happenNowhere would there be a "discriminated public ".
His announcement came from the social media accounts of a declared anti-vaccine campaigner.
The guitarist said he felt "the honor" to make the statement, which was released Wednesday on the accounts of Italian architect and film producer Robin Monotti.
In May, Clapton said he suffered a "severe " reaction to the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In a letter to Mr Monotti, he blamed "propaganda " for exaggerating the safety of the vaccine. He added that he was concerned that the "catastrophic" reaction would make him unable to play music again.
Experts stressed that the benefits of the vaccination outweigh the risks to the vast majority of people. Some people have mild to moderate symptoms after being vaccinated.
There is a very rare blood clot side effect that is believed to be related to the AstraZeneca vaccine, but AgeEuropean Medicines nce always recommends injections for all ages.
The next show British Clapton Show is scheduled for May 2022 at London 's Royal Albert Hall. The site said people may be asked to show their Covid status ahead of an event.
Clapton also has eight U.S. concerts scheduled for September this year. Immunization proof is currently not required in most concert halls in the United States.
This is not the Clapton took a stand for the first time on Covid measures: he appeared on North Irish singer Van Morrison's anti-containment song "Stand and Deliver " in December.
The song was one of Van Morrison 's three songs in protest against the lock measuresllage.
Anglo-Sri Lankan singer MIA also made headlines in April 2020 after saying she'd rather "choose death " than a vaccine. She then clarified what she said to say that she was "not against vaccines " but "against companies that care more about profit than humans ".
A Recent Imperial College London survey of 15 countries found that worries about side effects and testing are the main reasons for hesitating to get vaccinated.
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