The rocker and known vaccine sceptic embraced the widely debunked theory and slammed the media in a bizarre interview.
The Layla singer had previously vowed that he would not perform anywhere that required proof of vaccination.
The guitarist disagrees with Clapton's opposition to vaccine mandates at concert venues.
"I reserve the right to cancel the show," the "Tears in Heaven" singer wrote in defiance of Boris Johnson's vaccination order.
The controversy has led past racist comments made by Clapton in the 1970s to resurface.
The relative merits of Ed Sheeran's music is immaterial to his decision to join an anti-racist movement. But the irony of endorsing Eric Clapton, a musician bestowed the title 'God' by his fans, whilst not making reference to his racist expressions that gave rise to Rock Against Racism is bewildering.
Eric Clapton is celebrating his 70th birthday with a special concert film, capturing him in his element on stage at London's
BB King's passing last week had the world of rock in deep mourning. King was the last of the great bluesmen, the soul survivor of the gang who, along with Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry and Howlin' Wolf, epitomized the sound of the 1920s Mississippi Delta.
If ever there was a venue which epitomised our approach to music heritage in this country, it is the Ealing Club. Quite simply it's a huge missed opportunity on a number of levels. The council could be attracting visitors from all around the world to explore the music heritage of Ealing.
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