Classic rock legend Eric Clapton: 'I'm going deaf, I've got tinnitus'

Eric Clapton Reveals He's Losing His Hearing

Eric Clapton Reveals That He Is Going Deaf

Though the guitarist, 72, still sounded as sharp as ever on his 2016 album "I Still Do", he has said that eczema, among other challenges, have made it more hard to perform at his best. He is considered to be one of the greatest guitar players of all time. I mean, I am going deaf, I've got migraines, my hands only about work.

A brand new documentary, Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars place to premiere on Showtime Feb. 10, will showcase that the icon's tumultuous existence from your highs of rock stardom into the forefront of substance abuse and individual catastrophe, including the death of his 4-year-old kid, Conor, in 1991. Clapton was promoting the film when he opened up about his health during a BBC Radio 2 interview. The Mayo Clinic defines tinnitus as "the perception of noise or ringing in the ears" and usually effects 1 in 5 people, with the elderly more likely to suffer from it.

Rock legend Eric Clapton is losing his hearing, but it won't stop him from taking the stage. "I know that is part of it, because it's incredible to myself that I am still here". I'm doing a few gigs. I'm concerned with now is being in my 70s and being able to be proficient.

Clapton, 72, is also battling peripheral neuropathy, which causes numbness and pain from damage in the hands and feet.

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He added: "I think it's important to see that it's a happy ending, it's like a redemption".

In the interview with BBC, Clapton also recounted his struggled with alcohol, a topic he'd previously brought up with Rolling Stone when he described himself as a "basket case" over the past 20 years.

Clapton released his last album,"I Still Do, in 2016".

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