Singer Eric Clapton has revealed that he had a “disastrous” reaction to the Covid-19 Vaccine after taking it. He also criticised the “propaganda” promoting the jab’s safety.
Clapton explained the side effects after getting the AstraZeneca jab in a letter to Robin Monotti Graziadei, an Italian architect and anti-lockdown activist.
Last December, Clapton also recorded an anti-lockdown track with singer Van Morrison called “Stand and Deliver”. This track drew criticism from Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann who branded the messaging “dangerous”.
“I don’t know where he gets his facts. I know where the emotions are on this. But I will say that sort of messaging is dangerous”, Swann said.
Last month, Van Morrison blamed the lack of free speech for the criticism he received for the anti-lockdown tracks. More on that report here.
Clapton details “Severe reactions”
In this letter sent to Monotti, Clapton wrote “I took the first jab of AZ 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 also added, “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”.
The side effects described in Clapton’s letter have been common for those who have received the AstraZeneca jab. These side effects include fatigue, chills, headaches, fever, nausea, or “generally feeling unwell”. Less common effects also include “excessive sweating, itchy skin or rash”.
“Path of passive rebellion”
“I continue to tread the path of passive rebellion and try to tow [sic] the line in order to be able to actively love my family, but it’s hard to bite my tongue with what I now know,”, Clapton also wrote in his letter.
“Then I was directed to Van [Morrison]; that’s when I found my voice, and even though I was singing his words, they echoed in my heart… I recorded ‘Stand and Deliver’ in 2020, and was immediately regaled with contempt and scorn”.