Singer Bryan Adams apologizes for comments on 'virus making greedy bastards'

Singer Bryan Adams apologized on Instagram on Tuesday for his previous comments that the coronavirus could be blamed on “virus making greedy bastards.” 

The “Summer of '69” singer posted an apology for the caption accompanying his Monday video post of himself singing his 1983 song “Cuts Like a Knife,” on Instagram.

In Monday’s post, Adams said that he was supposed to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall that night.


The singer pointed the finger at "bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards” for the coronavirus pandemic that has swept the world and ended up canceling his performance.

“Thanks to some f---ing bat eating, wet market animal selling, virus making greedy bastards, the whole world is now on hold, not to mention the thousands that have suffered or died from this virus,” he said in the caption. “My message to them other than ‘thanks a f---ing lot’ is go vegan.”

Adams posted another video on the social media website Tuesday, with the song “Into the Fire,” in which he apologized in the caption for his “rant.”

“Apologies to any and all that took offence to my posting yesterday,” he said. “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," he added.

The singer’s residency at Royal Albert Hall seems to be rescheduled for April 2021, CNN reported

His Monday post sparked criticism, with his name trending on Twitter, as some called his commentary racist. The singer’s tweet that reportedly included the same comments had been deleted and comments on his Instagram post were disabled, according to the network.