While many celebrities have stressed the importance of isolation during this global pandemic, Andrea Bocelli has a different perspective.
Bocelli was speaking at a conference in the Senate, attended by Matteo Salvini. According to BBC News, Andrea Bocelli felt humiliated by the lockdown measures imposed in Italy. In Bocelli’s speech, he explained that he disobeyed lockdown rules because he “did not think it was right or healthy to stay home at my age”. He went on to state, “I am a certain age and I need sun and vitamin D”.
Bocelli stated, “”Let’s refuse to follow this rule. Let’s read books, move around, get to know each other, talk, dialogue.” Andrea Bocelli is also concerned with children getting an education. He explained, “I have an eight-year-old daughter and it’s unthinkable that these children will have to go to school divided by a piece of plexiglass and hidden behind a mask,” he said. “It’s unthinkable that schools were closed so quickly, and with the same speed nightclubs were reopened, where young people go not to learn, but to disperse their brains.”
However, Bocelli feels as though his comments have been misconstrued. He explained that his foundation has helped many individuals who have contracted the virus.