Clapton’s prognosis was confirmed on a Monday and put upon his official Facebook web page. He examined positive after acting at London’s Royal Albert Hall earlier this month, by the post, and needed to cancel appearances in Zurich and Milan.

“He has been informed by his medical advisors that if he had been to renew touring and performing too quickly, it might considerably delay his full restoration,” the put up learn. “Eric can also be anxious to keep away from passing on any an infection to any of his band, crew, Promoters, their employees and naturally the followers.”

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee has expressed scepticism about vaccine mandates, lockdowns and different measures to forestall the unfolding of Covid-19. In 2020, Clapton carried out a music Van Morrison wrote, known as “Stand and Deliver,” that includes lyrics that had been crucial to the lockdown within the UK. Last yr, Clapton known as the unwanted side effects of his second Covid-19 vaccine “disastrous” and stated the security of the vaccines had been overstated as a result of “propaganda,” Rolling Stone reported.
The vaccines authorized for use within the US have been rigorously examined and deemed secure and efficient by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health. Clapton stated he took the AstraZeneca vaccine, which isn’t licensed for use within the US but has been authorized by the World Health Organization for use in different international locations, together with the UK. Some individuals do expertise in side effects after being vaccinated for Covid-19.

The put up on Clapton’s Facebook web page stated it was “very irritating” that Clapton ought to check positive after “avoiding Covid all through lockdown and all through the interval when journey restrictions have been in place.”

Clapton will reschedule the missed tour dates within the subsequent six months, the Facebook put up stated.