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Eric Clapton feared he'd never play again after ‘disastrous reaction’ to AstraZeneca jab


Eric Clapton said he developed “severe reactions” after the first dose of the jab, which lasted “ten days”. The guitarist went on to say he regrets having the coronavirus vaccine as he queried its safety. According to the Daily Mail online, the musician slammed the vaccine in a message to his music producer.

He said: “I took the first jab of AZ [AstraZeneca] and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days.

“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 should never have gone near the needle.

“But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone.”

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The 76-year-old added he suffered further “disastrous reaction” after having the second dose of the jab.

“I’ve been a rebel all my life, against tyranny and arrogant authority, which is what we have now,” he added.

Express.co.uk has contacted a representative for Eric for comment. 

Last year, he joined Van Morrison on an anti-lockdown song called Stand And Deliver.

“We must stand up and be counted because we need to find a way out of this mess. The alternative is not worth thinking about. Live music might never recover.”

According to the NHS, the vaccine is safe, effective and gives the best protection against Covid-19.

The jabs approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

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They add that millions of people have been given a COVID-19 vaccine and reports of serious side effects, such as allergic reactions or clotting problems, have been very rare.

They also state that symptoms after the jab could include feeling tired, a headache, feeling achy, feeling or being sick.

However, they add most of these are “mild and short term”.

Other vaccines are currently being developed.

Like the others being used, they will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.





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