Eric Clapton Is Going Deaf

INGLEWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Musician Eric Clapton performs at The Forum on September 18, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


72-year-old Eric Clapton is facing another health issues in addition to his chronic nerve problems that have affected his back and hands in which he has been dealing with for a couple of years. He has admitted that he’s going deaf and suffering from tinnitus.

Tinnitus is a hearing problem caused by excessive noise. Well, for a musician like his stature who is still playing at that age, it is something to be anticipated.

Though, he’s still not giving up on music.

“I am still going to work. I am going to do a show at Hyde Park [British Summer Time Festival] in July”, he said.

During an interview on the BBC Radio 2 program Steve Wright in the Afternoon, Eric Clapton shared his health issues in response to a question about his plans for this year.

“The only thing I’m concerned with now is being in my seventies and being able to be proficient. I mean I’m going deaf, I’ve got tinnitus, my hands just about work.”

“It’s amazing, to myself, that I’m still here.”

He appeared on BCC to discuss the new upcoming documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars”. Set to air on February 10, 2018. A Showtime documentary directed by Lili Fini Zanuck, the producer of Oscar-winning Driving Miss Daisy. The documentary is about his life and career through his own words and music.

Here’s the full interview – during which he openly discussed his addiction to alcohol and his abuse of prescription drugs, cocaine, and heroin many years ago. – FULL INTERVIEW HERE