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Chris Jericho's Fozzy Return To Live Shows Despite Global Health Crisis

Jericho claims precautions were taken despite crowded shows.

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Chris Jericho's hard rock band, Fozzy, has returned to live performances despite ongoing global health crisis.

Fozzy played a number of shows last week, prompting mass criticism when photographs of crowds bunched together, not wearing masks, and clearly not observing social distancing guidelines began circulating on social media. Yesterday saw Fozzy perform at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, where approximately 250,000 attendees shall gather over a 10-day festival where masks and other preventative measures are not compulsory.

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Jericho spoke on the matter during the latest episode of his Saturday Night Special YouTube series, claiming that the shows happened because the host states, North and South Dakota, are down to "less than 1,000" daily cases now. On top of this, the former AEW Champion stated that the venues are either outside or at half-capacity, with officials handing out masks and conducting temperature checks at the door and Jericho, Fozzy, and their crew isolating on their tour bus before performing.

Jericho is booked to wrestle Orange Cassidy in a grudge match on this week's episode of AEW Dynamite. The promotion is yet to comment on the situation.

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