Eric Clapton opens up about health issues and going deaf

Eric Clapton opens up about health issues and going deaf

He is the only ever three-time-inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an 18-time Grammy Award victor, and widely renowned as one of the greatest performers of all time. "I mean, I'm hoping that people will come along and see me just because, or maybe more than because I'm a curiosity".

Tinnitus is a ringing in the ear associated with noise-induced hearing loss, and the star has been dealing with the condition in addition to nerve damage that his affected his back and hands.

The 72-year-old guitar great shared the news during an interview with BBC Radio 2. "I mean, I'm going deaf, I've got tinnitus, my hands just about work", he revealed.

Eric still plans to put on some incredible shows, and he wants fans to come and appreciate his music. "It's fantastic to myself that I'm still here".

It's wonderful 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.

He added: "I think it's important to see that it's a happy ending, it's like a redemption". When you're a world-class guitarist, that can be a really serious problem.

Clapton also suffers with peripheral neuropathy, which causes weakness and pain in hands and feet, making it hard to play guitar.

Eric has had his fair share of struggles in his life.

In his 2007 autobiography, Clapton described a 20-year drug and alcohol addiction that he said saw him spending about US$16,000 a week on heroin in the 1970s. In one clip Clapton admits, 'The only reason I didn't commit suicide was the fact that I wouldn't be able to drink any more if I was dead'. We're sure he'll continue to keep fighting.