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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:52 AM

Eric Clapton Struggling to Play Guitar Because of Nerve System Damage

Nerve damage and age are robbing Eric Clapton's ability to play the guitar.

The 71-year-old revealed his condition in an interview with Classic Guitar magazine, saying that he's "been in a lot of pain the last year."

Clapton went on to further describe his condition:

"It started with lower back pain and turned into what they call peripheral neuropathy, which is where you feel like you have electric shocks going down your leg. And I've had to figure out how to deal with some other things from getting old."

According to the Mayo Clinic, peripheral neuropathy may be inherited or caused by injury, infection and exposure to toxins.

Despite these setbacks, the rocker remains prolific, recently releasing "I Still Do," his 23rd solo album. He even expressed surprise at his own longevity.


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Reply Eric Clapton Struggling to Play Guitar Because of Nerve System Damage (Original post)
RandySF Jun 2016 OP
shenmue Jun 2016 #1
6chars Jun 2016 #2
LittleGirl Jun 2016 #3
ljm2002 Jun 2016 #7
icymist Jun 2016 #4
Scuba Jun 2016 #5
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2016 #6

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 02:55 AM

1. Awww, shit

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 03:26 AM

2. Here he is in concert in April

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I've seen worse.

edited to say: actually, he seems pretty awesome here. a good watch.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 04:14 AM

3. Sucks getting old...eom

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 09:30 AM

7. It does beat the alternative, though... n/t

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:14 AM

4. We Love You! ERIC IS GOD!

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:36 AM

5. That's my excuse too, along with a massive lack of talent.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 08:26 AM

6. You're doing better than me. I lack the talent ...

... and the nerve.

No public musical performances from me. Be grateful for that.

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