Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has revealed he's been diagnosed with a breakthrough case of COVID. Dickinson said in an interview with Rolling Stone that he's grateful to be vaccinated, as he feels he'd be in far more trouble.
"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."
Dickinson clarified later in the interview that he was fully aware getting COVID was a possibility despite being vaccinated, and encourages everyone to get vaccinated.
"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.'"