The 77-year-old music legend, who has previously told how he has lost friends and music pals due to his anti-lockdown stance, has postponed a number of his European concerts after testing positive for Covid.
But it is hoped he will be “sufficiently recovered” by the end of the week.
A post on his Facebook page read: “Postponement of shows in Zurich and Milan. Eric Clapton is, unfortunately, suffering from Covid, having tested positive shortly after the second concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Eric is also anxious to avoid passing on any infection to any of his band, crew, promoters, their staff and, of course, the fans.
“So, after intensive internal discussion, it has been decided with great regret and apologies to all those concerned to postpone the performances in Zurich on 17th May and Milan on 18th May, the present hope being to be able to resume the tour starting with the concerts in Bologna on 20th and 21st May.
“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.
A further announcement will be made concerning the rescheduling of the postponed shows once suitable dates can be identified.
The shows are due to be rescheduled within the next six months, and tickets purchased will remain valid for the new rescheduled date.” The “Tears in Heaven” hitmaker – who has been doubled jabbed – performed at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 7 and 8.
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