Enlarge "I've pretty much got no doubt that had I not had the vaccine, I could be in serious trouble."

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Tests Positive for COVID-19 Despite Being Vaccinated

  • Axl Rosenberg

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson recently tested positive for COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated, the singer has revealed in a new interview with Rolling Stone.

Dickinson, who turned 63 last week, was recently forced to postpone the the final two shows on his U.K. spoken-word tour as the result of someone in his “immediate household” testing positive for coronavirus. During the subsequent ten-day quarantine — mandated by the U.K. government — Dickinson started to feel like he was coming down with a cold: “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.”

Then he tested positive for COVID:

“I thought, ‘Oh well, shit’… 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.”

Anti-vaxxers will no doubt point to this as evidence of the vaccine’s failures (He still got the ‘rona!) instead of its strengths (He didn’t need to be hospitalized — in fact, he thought he just had a cold!).

They will also likely cling to the fact that Dickinson called getting vaccinated “a personal choice” that should not be mandatory in order to attend concerts, and completely ignore this entire next paragraph:

“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.”

Not only is Dickinson a cancer survivor, but he looks and sounds better at as a sexagenarian than most singers half his age. Point being, I’ll have what he’s having, y’know?

Last month, Iron Maiden released “Writing on the Wall,” the first single from their new album, Senjutsu. That will be released on  September 3; pre-orders are here.


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