COVID Survivor Andrea Bocelli Criticizes Gov't Mandates: 'I Could Not Leave the House Even Though I had Committed No Crime'

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Internationally famous singer Andrea Bocelli is apparently so adamant about people not wearing masks, I’m surprised he didn’t sing how he felt about the topic — and he’s previously had COVID-19.

Bocelli recently chided the Italian government for making wearing masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 mandatory. While the Associated Press (AP) reported that Bocelli made his comments on Monday in an Italian Senate conference room, Newsweek actually published his full quotes.

The 61-year-old tenor criticized the lack of human rights afforded during the pandemic lockdown.

“I could not leave the house even though I had committed no crime,” Bocelli said, reportedly in Italian.

Bocelli’s feelings represent how a lot of people feel about essentially being trapped in their homes for weeks on end while very few places were allowed to be open to the public. He even called out the hotly debated topic of whether or not masks aid in preventing the spread of COVID-19.

“Let's refuse to follow this rule," Bocelli said. "Let's read books, move around, get to know each other, talk, dialogue.”

Bocelli also brought up how vitamin D, obtained by being in the sun, helps older people boost their immunities.

“I need the sun," said Boceli. "I am a certain age and I need sun and vitamin D.”

Maybe Bocelli was speaking out of frustration since having your rights trampled on — even if it’s in defense of the spread of a virus — can feel stifling if the lockdown time period is of the prolonged variety.

H/T: The Blaze

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