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Opera Star Andrea Bocelli Slammed For Saying Italy's Lockdown Made Him Feel 'Humiliated And Offended'

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The United States isn't the only place where people are disobeying social distancing mandates because they unjustly feel it's an infringement on their freedom.

In Italy, famed Opera singer Andrea Bocelli, who contracted the virus earlier this year, recently made a statement saying he felt "humiliated and offended" by orders requiring he stay in his own home.

And that was just the tip of the iceberg.

Bocelli, who announced he had recovered from the virus only a couple weeks after an Easter concert in Milan, said he only had a mild reaction to the illness, with a mild fever and few other symptoms.

"I jumped into the pool, I felt well."

Since public pools were shut down at the time, Bocelli must have been referring to the private pool in his home.

While speaking to the Italian Senate, Bocelli said he "resented" being forced to remain home although he "committed no crime."

He also said he had broken lockdown protocol.

Health Ministry Undersecretary Pierpaolo Sileri seemed eager to find an explanation for Bocelli's behavior besides selfishness.

He suggested Bocelli "wanted to express the inconvenience of every Italian who, because of lockdown, stayed home."

"I wouldn't have said those words, but I imagine he'll be able to explain it somehow."


Bocelli's remarks have arrived just before Italy's parliament will vote whether or not to extend the country's state of emergency related to the pandemic.

Hopefully his statement doesn't make too much of an impact.