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Eric Clapton says he's going deaf

Eric Clapton says he's going deaf”

Rock legend Eric Clapton is losing his hearing, but it won't stop him from taking the stage.

The appearance came a day after Clapton told BBC Radio 2 in an interview that he is "going deaf", has tinnitus and that his hands "just about work".

The musician's only scheduled 2018 show so far is the July British Summer Time Fest in Hyde Park.

"The only thing I'm concerned with now is being in my 70s and being able to be proficient".

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"I've had quite a lot of pain over the previous year".

A new documentary, Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars - set to premiere on Showtime Feb. 10 - will showcase the icon's tumultuous life from the highs of rock stardom to the lows of substance abuse and personal tragedy, including the death of his 4-year-old son, Conor, in 1991. "Clapton went on to tell Wright that he would be limiting the number of plays going forward, explaining, "'What I'll allow myself to do, within reason, is carry on recording in the studio.

"Life in 12 Bars" follows the life of the 72-year-old British guitarist from childhood to global stardom, through his struggle with drugs and alcohol and the 1991 death of his four-year-old son.

"For at least 20 years I was a basket case, and that is putting it lightly", he said. "I drank more than you can imagine, a Special Brew with vodka". Clapton, who is a producer on the film and Zanuck, who has known the musician for 25 years, briefly posed for photographers ahead of the event at London's BFI (British Film Institute) Southbank. Clapton was on the show to talk about his documentary, Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars.



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