Lately, many public figures have reported contracting COVID-19 despite being vaccinated against it. This is because the vaccine prevents the virus from making its recipients deathly ill, not from contracting it entirely; people can still spread COVID even if they’ve been vaccinated. Now, one such public figure is Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, who’s said in a recent interview that he’s contracted COVID despite having gotten the shot.
“I thought, ‘Oh well, shit,'” the vocalist told Rolling Stone. “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.”
While Bruce goes on to say he doesn’t think concertgoers should have to require proof of vaccination, he’s also quick to note that he thinks fans should get vaccinated for their safety and the safety of those around them.
“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,” said Dikcinson. “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.
“Now you cannot legislate against mortality,” he continued. “There are many things in this world that kill people and they’re not illegal but are unfortunate. Cancer kills a lot of people. Heart attacks kill a lot of people. Obesity kills a lot of people. Malaria kills a shitload of people every year… 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.'”
Iron Maiden’s new album Senjutsu is due out on September 3rd and available for preorder. Check out the full tracklist and cover art below.
3. The Writing On The Wall
4. Lost In A Lost World
5. Days Of Future Past
6. The Time Machine
7. Darkest Hour
8. Death Of The Celts
9. The Parchment
10. Hell On Earth
Words by Chris Krovatin