Eric Clapton

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‘Delta blues to Delta variant’: Eric Clapton’s ‘disastrous’ vaccination [listen]

Eric Clapton shared his thoughts on COVID-19 vaccine ‘propaganda’ in a new song, ‘This Has Gotta Stop’. Take a look…

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton Image via Instagram @ericclapton

British singer-songwriter veteran Eric Clapton has taken to music to share his thoughts about the COVID-19 vaccine. After experiencing side-effects after receiving his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Clapton went on to label the “safety” of the vaccine as “propaganda”.

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In February this year, Eric Clapton got his first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Clapton detailed his experience of the vaccine in a letter. The authenticity of the letter was verified by Rolling Stone.

According to Rolling Stone, Clapton details how he got a severe reaction to the vaccine just after getting the first dose. He says the reaction lasted for 10 days. 

Six weeks later, he took his second dose and said he was slightly more aware 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.”


Further in the letter, the Tears in Heaven hitmaker mentioned that he was fearful that he would never be able to play again on stage. He has previously suffered peripheral neuropathy. 

He continued to say: “But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone…”

A spokesperson for the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) refused to comment on Clapton’s remarks and but gave reassurance that the vaccine was safe. 

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Clapton released his song This Has Gotta Stop on 27 August where he detailed his thoughts about the vaccine. 

In the song, Clapton sings: “This has gotta stop! Enough is enough, I can’t take this BS any longer.” 

The music video of the song shows masses of people being “hypnotised” by an authoritative figure and people picketing as a form of protest. Since its release, This Has Gotta Stop has been viewed over 1.4 million times. 

Reacting to Clapton’s This Has Gotta Stop, comedian John Fugelsang tweeted: “Eric Clapton has completed his transition from Delta Blues artist to Delta Variant artist.”