Valerie Bertinelli claps back at Eric Clapton after refusing to play shows requiring vaccination

'Once a d***, always a d***'
Eric Clapton and Valerie Bertinelli
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By , Audacy

It looks like actress and TV personality Valerie Bertinelli isn't a fan of the "Slowhand."

Sharing the recent story of guitar icon Eric Clapton's stance on vaccine requirements at concerts, Bertinelli shared a photo of herself, Clapton, and late ex-husband Eddie Van Halen -- pointedly captioning the post, "Once a d***, always a d***."

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"Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021 I feel honour bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present," Clapton said following the announcement of new COVID restrictions in the U.K.

"Unless there is provision made for all people to attend," he added, "I reserve the right to cancel the show."

The photo which Bertinelli, an avowed proponent of getting vaccinated, shared shows what looks like she and Eddie shooting some serious side-eye towards Clapton in a backstage setting quite a few years ago.

Possibly part of the storied Rock N' Roll rivalry between the two guitar gods, or a personal rubbing-the-wrong-way, we're unsure of exactly why Valerie alludes to Clapton being a "d***" back in the day, but we're pretty certain of her current feelings.

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