Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz isn't exactly stoked about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Mazurkiewicz said in an interview with Kaaos TV that he's "not one for that kind of stuff" but also recognizes that he may very well be forced to get one in order to tour again.
“I don’t know. I’m not one for that kind of stuff, so I don’t know. I think we may have no choice, maybe, being who we are, kind of a thing. Before all this, obviously, going to certain countries, [they would tell us], ‘Hey, you need that vaccine, you need that shot,’ because of the diseases that may be happening — like in South America, or something like that — or you’re not going to that country. So you had no choice. So that may be the reason for us to have to get the vaccine, is, ‘Hey, you wanna come to Europe? Well, you have no choice.’ So it kind of stinks.”
Mazurkiewicz went on to say that it's a touchy subject, and that he's "just weird about being forced to take something."
“In a personal sense, I don’t know if I would [get the vaccine], per se. It’s a good question. I’m not sure. The flu shot has been readily available, obviously, for years, and so many people always just got a flu shot, and I know a lot of them as well. But it wasn’t anything that I felt that I need to get. So, yeah, I’m just weird about being forced to take something. It’s a touchy subject, of course, so I don’t know if I will get one or not, unless, like I said, I have to.”
At least Mazurkiewicz realizes the importance of getting vaccinated.
Cannibal Corpse will release their new album Violence Unimagined on April 16.