Eric Clapton suffering from hearing loss

Carla Harmon
January 13, 2018

Eric Clapton, 72, admitted in a BBC Radio 2 interview that he's suffering from tinnitus, which creates a constant ringing in peoples' ears. I mean, I'm going deaf; I've got tinnitus. "I understand that is part of it since it truly is unbelievable to myself personally I am here" Clapton is the way from the only stone protagonist afflicted with migraines.

Between his time as a member of several popular rock bands and his later solo career, the 72-year-old singer-songwriter has always been regarded as one of the best guitarists of all time.

Eric Clapton
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During a BBC Radio 2 interview, the legendary guitarist said: "I'm hoping that people will come along and see me just because, or maybe more than because I'm a curiosity", he continued.

Despite the challenges, Clapton is hopeful that fans will still attend his concerts. I am going to do a show at Hyde Park [British Summer Time Festival] in July.


Even today, Eric continues performing live. "The only thing I'm concerned about now is always being in my seventies and now being able to be skilful".

Clapton is one of the world's most acclaimed guitarists and most successful rock stars. Others reportedly include Sting, Ozzy Osbourne and Neil Young, according to Us Magazine. It's also a warts and all look at the darker side of Clapton's life and doesn't shy away from dealing with his 20-year long battle against drug and alcohol addiction.


The "Layla" hitmaker, who was speaking at the promotion of his documentary, "Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars, said watching the film is a tough experience for him". It truly is similar to a redemption concept. "If you are going to go and see it, be prepared for a heavy ride".


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