After decades of performing, singer Eric Clapton is paying a big price!
Clapton has revealed that he’s “going deaf” and struggling with tinnitus, a ringing in the ear mostly caused by noise-induced hearing loss.
He told BBC Radio 2, “I am still going to work. I’m doing a few gigs. I am going to do a show at Hyde Park [British Summer Time Festival] in July. The only thing I’m concerned with now is being in my 70s and being able to be proficient. I mean, I’m going deaf, I’ve got tinnitus, my hands just about work.”
Clapton, 72, is also battling peripheral neuropathy, which causes numbness and pain from damage in the hands and feet.
Despite the challenges, Clapton is hopeful that fans will still attend his concerts. He said, “I am hoping that people will come along and see me [for] more than [because] I am a curiosity. I know that is part of it because it’s amazing to myself that I am still here.”
Some of Eric’s hit songs include “Wonderful Tonight,” “Tears in Heaven,” “I Shot the Sheriff” and “Change the World.”