Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden has revealed he's tested positive for COVID-19 even though he was fully vaccinated.
Dickinson postponed the last two dates of his U.K. speaking tour on Monday because someone in his household had tested positive, but he himself had not tested positive. Now Dickinson tells Rolling Stone that once he started his 10-day quarantine that day as per U.K. guidelines, he had another test that confirmed he was positive,
Dickinson says, "I thought, ‘Oh well, [crap].’ 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."
And even though he's a breakthrough case, Dickinson doesn't believe that fans should be required to be vaccinated to see Maiden return to the road next year -- but he hopes they will be. “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."