Eric Clapton feared he’d “never play again” after Covid-19 jab reaction

Eric Clapton feared he would never play the guitar again after suffering adversely to his Covid-19 jabs.

He said his hands and feet became “useless”.

He told his music producer:

“I took the first jab of AZ (Astra Zeneca) 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.”

He said he recovered but had a similar experience after the second vaccine dose.

Clapton – a self-confessed lockdown sceptic – was writing to Robin Monotti Graziadei, an Italian music producer.

The 76-year-old guitarist added:

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

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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV’s Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.