Sir Van Morrison is attempting to challenge a ruling in the Court of Appeal that his defamation action with Health Minister Robin Swann should be heard without a jury.
Mr Swann issued defamation proceedings after Sir Van chanted that he was “very dangerous” during a dinner at Belfast’s Europa Hotel in June 2021.
It came after gigs by the Sir Van at the Europa Hotel were cancelled due to a ban on live music imposed as part of coronavirus restrictions.
In a separate action, Sir Van is suing Mr Swann and the Department of Health over an opinion piece Mr Swann wrote for Rolling Stone magazine.
The article, published after Sir Van released anti-lockdown songs, expressed disappointment at someone he acknowledged as “one of the greatest music legends of the past 50 years”.
He described the songs as a “smear” on those involved in the public health response to the pandemic.
The appeal will be listed or a hearing shortly.
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