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Queen's Brian May Comments on Eric Clapton's 'Different Views,' Calls Anti-Vaxxers 'Fruitcakes'

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Brian May of Queen attends the press conference ahead of the Rhapsody Tour at Conrad Hotel on Jan. 16, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea.

Queen's Brian May shared some thoughts about Eric Clapton, who recently said he will not play any live shows that require attendees to show proof that they've received the COVID-19 vaccine.

In July, Clapton made it clear that he won't grace "any stage where there is a discriminated audience present. Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show."

"I love Eric Clapton," May said in an interview with The Independent published on Saturday (Aug. 7). "He's my hero, but he has very different views from me in many ways. He's a person who thinks it’s OK to shoot animals for fun, so we have our disagreements, but I would never stop respecting the man."

"Anti-vax people, I’m sorry, I think they’re fruitcakes," May added.

Clapton previously said he feared he would "never play again" after receiving both doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Meanwhile, May -- who says he's become a bit of a "health and exercise addict" after suffering a heart attack and having three stents put in, in May 2020 -- supports the science behind the COVID-19 vaccine.

"There’s plenty of evidence to show that vaccination helps," he noted. "On the whole they’ve been very safe. There’s always going to be some side effect in any drug you take, but to go around saying vaccines are a plot to kill you, I'm sorry, that goes in the fruitcake jar for me."