Bruce Dickinson tested positive for COVID-19, the Iron Maiden singer revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone. He recently had to postpone dates for his spoken word tour due to a COVID-19 case in his household. Now it looks like the virus got to him as well. Bruce, who is double vaccinated, says that his case was mild.

I thought, ‘Oh well, shit.’ 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.

He says he’s doing well however and that’s as much of a ringing endorsement to get vaccinated as any. He doesn’t personally believe that vaccines should be mandated but that people should get vaccinated 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. Now you cannot legislate against mortality. 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.’ 

The real lesson here is that while the vaccinations are not 100% at stopping you from getting infected (they never were, newsflash), they do protect you against serious illness.

Iron Maiden Hit The Road Next Year, New Album In September, Get That Jab!

Iron Maiden had to postpone the European dates of their Legacy of the Beast Tour from 2020 to 2022 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s extremely important to get the virus under control and vaccination is the best way of doing so. So if you won’t listen to me, listen to Bruce.

Iron Maiden’s new album Senjutsu releases on September 3rd.

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Source: Rolling Stone