Eric Clapton has revealed that he's 'going deaf' in a new interview


He went on, "I'm still going to work".

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.

Musician Eric Clapton has revealed that he is losing his hearing and is struggling with tinnitus, sharing the news during an interview with BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright on Tuesday.

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

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Eric Clapton has been one of the world's most famous musicians for decades now.

It's unbelievable that Eric is still performing because on top of his hearing loss, Eric also has peripheral neuropathy, a condition that causes weakness and pain in hands and feet. "I am hoping that people will come along and see me [for] more than [because] I am a curiosity", he explained.

"I know that is part of it, because it's fantastic to myself that I'm still here". Sting, Ozzy Osbourne and Neil Young also reportedly suffer variations of hearing loss. 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. Despite the damage of those years, Clapton said, "I think my past is probably my greatest asset because I can show some people, that are interested, that it's an option to drink like that". It's like a redemption concept.

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars follows the life of the 72-year-old British guitarist from childhood to worldwide stardom, through his struggle with drugs and alcohol and the 1991 death of his four-year-old son. "If you're going to go and see it, be prepared for a heavy ride".