Stars who tested positive for coronavirus
Eric Clapton tests positive for COVID-19, postpones shows after vaccine criticism
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Coronavirus continues to take its toll on the world. With high-profile cases across the globe, we're still witnessing a scary and serious pandemic. Plus, with the Delta and Omicron variants on the rise and "breakthrough" cases of people contracting the virus post-vaccination, it's no time to lose sight of the safety measures that remain necessary. And for all their influence, the famous are not immune to COVID-19.
Eric Clapton gained something of a controversial reputation throughout the pandemic as he repeatedly expressed his anti-lockdown and anti-vaccine sentiments, and now the English rocker has tested positive for COVID-19. On May 16, Clapton confirmed the news in a Facebook post and announced he would postpone his upcoming tour dates.
"Eric Clapton is unfortunately suffering from Covid having tested positive shortly after the second concert at the Royal Albert Hall. He has been told by his medical advisors that if he were to resume traveling and performing too soon, it could substantially delay his full recovery," the post began. "Eric is also anxious to avoid passing on any infection to any of his band, crew, promoters, their staff and of course the fans." He announced "with great regret and apologies" to postpone the performances in Zurich and Milan.
The post continued, "It is very frustrating that having avoided Covid throughout lockdown and throughout the period when travel restrictions have been in place Eric should have succumbed to Covid at this point in time, but we very much hope he will be sufficiently recovered by the end of the week to be able to perform the remainder of the planned performances." Clapton did receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, though he said he had adverse reactions to it, according to Rolling Stone.
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