IRON MAIDEN’s BRUCE DICKINSON On COVID-19: ‘Not Just A Flu, It Makes Your Willy Shrivel’

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IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson talked about his battle with COVID-19 in a new interview with SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion.”

“I had my double shot of vaccine back in May, and everything [was] hunky-dory, and then I got what people are calling a breakthrough COVID infection, which was just like a… It’s a bit more than a flu,” Bruce said. “I would really caution against people who go, ‘Oh, it’s just a flu.’ No, it’s not. And I know a lot of people who were not vaccinated — not because they didn’t want to be, but they were too young to get it initially. You know, 22-, 23-, 24-year-old people who have not been able to get out of bed for six to eight weeks after it — they’ve been really sick, ongoing.

“They’re not in hospital, but their life is really screwed up,” he continued. “And there’s all kinds of… People are talking about long-term COVID causing diabetes, causing stuff with your brain, even — dare I say it — erectile dysfunction. There you go. They didn’t tell you about that when they said go and get vaccinated. There’s a really good reason to go [and get the vaccine] ’cause [COVID] makes your willy shrivel.

“Because the blood vessels with COVID can become really inflamed, so they get blocked up and your extremities don’t get enough blood, and, obviously, there’s one extremity which is dear to our heart as men, and if that doesn’t get enough blood, then, boy, you’re in for a world of pain — or not.

“So there’s a lot of reasons, for me, why [getting] the vaccine [is the right thing to do],” Bruce added. “Again, anecdotal. People say, ‘Oh, yeah, but you still got COVID.’ I said, ‘Yeah, but I’m not in hospital.’ I got over it in 10 days. It took me about a week after that to get my smell back, to start feeling more normal — get energy and stuff. But this is not just an ordinary commoner garden flu.

“Honestly, it’s my personal opinion — I’m not forcing anybody to go and do stuff — but I would advise anybody to just go ahead and get the vaccine.”

IRON MAIDEN released their new album, Senjutsu, on 3 September. You can check the album on Amazon here.