Eric Clapton Reveals He Is Going Deaf
Eric Clapton spoke with Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 on January 9 and acknowledged problems with tinnitus, a ringing coming from inside his ear. While he said he would continue to work, he did acknowledge the difficulty he had playing his guitar due to the hearing loss.
In an interview with Mail Online he said, "I am still going to work. I am going to do a show at Hyde Park [British Summer Time Festival] in July. The only thing I am concerned with now is I am going deaf, I've got tinnitus, my hands just about work. I mean, I am hoping people will come along and see me, me more than I am a curiosity. I know that is part of it, because it's amazing to myself that I am still here."
Clapton, who is 72, has been busy promoting his documentary "Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars" and says he has a hard time watching it due to the highs and lows of his life, where he had been involved in severe drug and alcohol abuse.