Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson Positive For Covid-19
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Even Though He Was Vaccinated
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has revealed that he tested positive for Covid-19 despite being vaccinated.
Last week, after learning that a member of his household tested positive for Covid-19, he decided to postpone the last two dates of his spoken-word tour in UK. He followed protocol by returning home to self-quarantine for ten days. A few days later, he felt a cold coming. Three days ago, he took a test, and it came back positive.
“I thought, ‘Oh well, shit.’” he told Rolling Stone via Zoom, “I was kind of sneezing a bit. For a couple of days, I felt a bit groggy, kind of like the flu, and that was it. And I’m 63 years old. I’ve pretty much got no doubt that had I not had the vaccine, I could be in serious trouble.”
Meanwhile, Iron Maiden is set to release their double album titled “Senjutsu” on September 3. They will also embark on a European tour next June. For Dickinson, he feels like fans should not be required to get vaccinated when attending concerts.
“It is a personal choice,” he explained. “Personally, I think people are just very badly advised if they don’t go and get themselves double jabbed as quickly as possible, not for the reasons of going into concerts, but for their own health.”
“Having said that, even if you’ve had a double jab, you can still get Covid, and therefore you can spread it to other people who might not have been vaccinated and they might get very sick and die,” he continued. “So at some point, we have to just go, ‘We’re probably going to have to live with this. And if we’re going to live with it, then you have your vaccination.’”
Dickinson also believed that it could have been much worse for him if he didn’t get vaccinated.