Eric Clapton Reveals That He Is Going Deaf

One of the greatest guitarists in music history just revealed he's going deaf.

Eric Clapton, 72, admitted in a BBC Radio 2 interview that he's suffering from tinnitus, which creates a constant ringing in peoples' ears.

"The only thing I am concerned with now is I am going deaf, Ive got tinnitus, my hands just about work".

While speaking to Classic Rock Magazine recently, Eric Clapton told them: "I've had quite a lot of pain over the previous year". Tinnitus is often a symptom of a more severe condition, such as hearing loss.

Claptonis due to perform in London's Hyde Park on July 8, 2018. I am doing a few gigs. He said, "I am hoping that people will come along and see me [for] more than [because] I am a curiosity". The Who's Pete Townshend has fought with the illness, making use of new technologies to keep on recording and touring. "I understand that is part of it since it truly is fantastic to myself personally I am here" Clapton is the way from the only stone protagonist afflicted with migraines.

Speaking about the oncoming documentary "Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars", the iconic guitarist discussed some of the challenges inherent in becoming an aging rock star, chief among them the struggle to maintain a level of performances he's mastered in previous decades. "It's tough to take a seat because it belongs so long about the tricky part of my own life", he says of the film.

He added: "I think it's important to see that it's a happy ending, it's like a redemption". "If you're going to go and see it, be prepared for a heavy ride".

Vanessa Coleman

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