Eric Clapton says he’s struggling with tinnitus and is losing his hearing. The condition causes a ringing in the ear, and is generally considered to be noise-induced hearing loss. Along with ongoing nerve damage affecting his back and hands, he admits live concerts have become a challenge.
That's not going to stop him from performing this year, though. “I am still going to work. I’m doing a few gigs…the only thing I’m concerned with now is being in my seventies and being able to be proficient", he said.
Pete Townshend has also battled tinnitus. Sting, Ozzy Osbourne and Neil Young also reportedly suffer variations of hearing loss.
A new documentary, "Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars", premieres on Showtime February 10th.
Source: People Music