Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson opened up about his COVID-19 experience during a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion. The singer stressed the importance of getting vaccinated, especially for his male fans who wouldn’t want their sex lives to end.

As many of you know, Bruce Dickinson tested positive for COVID-19 a couple of weeks ago, after announcing that a family member got diagnosed. Fortunately, the rocker had gotten both shots three months ago, and he experienced mild symptoms such as sneezing, lack of energy, and dizziness.

After testing positive but still feeling good, the Iron Maiden singer stressed the importance of the vaccine. According to Dickinson, the two shots protected him from experiencing more severe symptoms during his treatment. The rockstar has expressed his opinions on the vaccine multiple times before, and in a recent interview, Bruce stated that the conspiracy theories regarding the vaccine are nothing but myths.

During a recent interview, Bruce Dickinson once again opened up about his experience with the virus and stressed that it’s not like the flu as it has heavier symptoms. Furthermore, it has severe after effects, especially for the younger generation who didn’t get the opportunity to get the vaccine.

According to Dickinson, COVID-19 causes diabetes, brain damage, and erectile dysfunction in the long run. The reason behind this is that coronavirus inflames blood vessels and blocks the blood supply. Not enough blood means no erection, and the Iron Maiden icon wanted his male fans to realize the possible danger before rejecting the vaccine.

During the podcast, Dickinson said:

“I had my double shot of vaccine back in May, and everything was hunky-dory, and then I got what people are calling a breakthrough COVID infection, which was just like a… It’s a bit more than flu. I would really caution against people who go, ‘Oh, it’s just flu.’ No, it’s not. And I know a lot of people who were not vaccinated, not because they didn’t want to be, but they were too young to get it initially. You know, 22, 23, 24-year-old people who have not been able to get out of bed for six to eight weeks after it, they’ve been really sick, ongoing. They’re not in the hospital, but their life is really screwed up.

And there are all kinds of… People are talking about long-term COVID causing diabetes, causing stuff with your brain, even, dare I say it, erectile dysfunction. There you go. They didn’t tell you about that when they said go and get vaccinated. There’s a really good reason to go and get the vaccine ’cause COVID makes your willy shrivel. Because the blood vessels with COVID can become really inflamed, so they get blocked up and your extremities don’t get enough blood, and, obviously, there’s one extremity which is dear to our heart as men, and if that doesn’t get enough blood, then, boy, you’re in for a world of pain, or not.”

Although he’s a big supporter of the vaccine, Dickinson didn’t forget the stress that all of these are his opinions, and he’s not forcing anybody to get something done to their bodies without their consent. After experiencing the virus with minor symptoms thanks to the vaccine, he’s simply giving advice to his fans so that they can be as safe as possible.