The Offspring drummer Pete Parada won’t be appearing with the band anytime soon, after he was let go for refusing to get vaccinated. That’s the line according to Parada, who, with the punk rockers set to embark on a major tour of North America, the U.K. and Europe, has found himself on the outside.
Taking to social media, the drummer admits he flouted the band’s rules by not getting the COVID jab. But he claims that his doctor advised him “not to get a shot at this time,” due to the associated risks of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare autoimmune disorder that he has battled since his youth and which “evolved progressively worse over my lifetime.”
Despite this, he claims, Parada's bandmates see him as “unsafe to be around, in the studio, and on tour.”