Bryan Adams apologises for blaming coronavirus on ‘bat-eating bast**ds’

Bryan Adams has issued an apology after he was accused of racism for blaming the coronavirus pandemic on ‘f***ing bat-eating, wet market animal selling bas***ds’. 

The Summer of 69 singer received a wave of backlash after he launched into a Twitter rant about his shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall being cancelled this month due to the Covid-19 breakout.

However, he’s now explained his intentions behind the comments while playing an acoustic version of his song Into The Fire in an Instagram post.

‘Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday,’ Bryan began. 

‘No excuse, I just wanted to have a rant about the horrible animal cruelty in these wet-markets being the possible source of the virus, and promote veganism. I have love for all people and my thoughts are with everyone dealing with this pandemic around the world.’ 

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He then added: ‘Here’s the appropriately titled song that would have been performed tonight at the @royalalberthall . #bryanadamsintothefire #songsfromisolation #covid19 #banwetmarkets #govegan.’ 

Bryan, 60, had earlier blamed China for the spread of the disease, which is believed to have originated at a wet market in Wuhan as early as December 2019. 

The musician shared a clip of himself singing his 1983 hit Cuts Like A Knife, before launching into the rant. 

He wrote: ‘CUTS LIKE A KNIFE. A song by me. Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of a tenancy of gigs at the @royalalberthall, but thanks to some f***ing bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bas***ds, the whole world is now on hold, not to mention the thousands that have suffered or died from this virus. 

‘My message to them other than “thanks a f***ing lot” is go vegan.’

Wet markets, which sell live produce, in Wuhan, China, have been blamed by many as the original source of coronavirus, but there has been no confirmed connection between the Wuhan wet markets and Covid-19. 

Adams continued: ‘To all the people missing out on our shows, I wish I could be there more than you know. It’s been great hanging out in isolation with my children and family, but I miss my other family, my band, my crew and my fans.

Adams was set to play the Royal Albert Hall on 11,12 and 13 May, with the Run To You singer performing a different album on each night. He will now perform Cuts Like A Knife, Into The Fire and Waking Up The Neighbours in their entirety in April 2021 at the iconic London venue.

So far, coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 280,000 people worldwide, including over 32,000 in the UK.

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