Eric Clapton says he's going deaf

Eric Clapton Reveals He's Losing His Hearing

Eric Clapton Reveals That He Is Going Deaf

Eric Clapton: 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.

"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.

He's also the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, having been enshrined as a solo artist as well as a member of both the Yardbirds and Cream.

Promoting his upcoming documentary, Eric Clapton: Live in 12 Bars, the guitarist made a BBC Radio 2 appearance on January 9, 2018.

According to the Mayo Clinic, tinnitus "is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears" and affects one in five people.

In addition to his hearing-loss issues, Clapton, 72, alluded to nerve damage that has at times hampered his ability to play guitar, noting, "My hands just about work".

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

Clapton headlines London's Hyde Park this summer, but his last Irish gig was in 2013. I'm concerned with now is being in my 70s and being able to be proficient. "My hands just about work".

Despite the challenges, Clapton is hopeful that fans will still attend his concerts.

A brand new documentary, Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars place to premiere on Showtime Feb. 10, will showcase that the icon's tumultuous existence from your highs of rock stardom into the forefront of substance abuse and individual catastrophe, including the death of his 4-year-old kid, Conor, in 1991.

"I'm hoping that people will come along and see me just because, or maybe more than because I'm a curiosity", he continued. "I know that is part of it, because its awesome to myself that I am still here", Clapton said.

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