Keith Richards spoke frankly about old friend Eric Clapton's strictly anti-vaxxer public stance and his negative takes on how the government's pandemic restrictions affect the gathering of crowds.
During an appearance on Rolling Stone's Music Now podcast, Richards explained, “I just want to get rid of this damn thing, and the only way I can see us doing it is everybody does as the doctor says. I love Eric dearly. I've known him since forever, and we've had ups and downs. This Covid thing, it's split people up and made people sometimes go awry for a while, y'know? Hope you rethink here and let’s do this thing.”
Richards went on to speak about the growing cultural divide in and around the Covid vaccines, admitting, “I don't understand quite why some people are getting so wound up about it. You wouldn't get wound up about the flu or something, y'know what I mean? And that's even worse. And I'm no doctor, but hey, this thing works in various nasty ways on people, and we all have to bear with each other. We all have to have a little sympathy.”