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    Sad news about Eric Clapton

    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/eric-clapton-going-deaf/

    Eric Clapton is facing health issues beyond the chronic nerve problems that have affected his back and hands. The guitar great is also suffering from tinnitus, a hearing problem often caused by excessive noise.Still, he's not giving up on music. "I am still going to work. I'm doing a few gigs," Clapton told BBC Radio 2. "The only thing I'm concerned with now is being in my 70s and being able to be proficient."Clapton has drastically cut back on his touring schedule after considering retirement, but said he remains thankful for fans who continue attending his occasional shows."I mean, I'm going deaf; I've got tinnitus. My hands just about work," Clapton said. "I mean, I am hoping that people will come along and see me [for] more than [because] I am a curiosity. I know that is part of it, because it’s amazing to myself that I am still here."

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    Re: Sad news about Eric Clapton

    Terrible news. Hope he pulls through it.

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    Re: Sad news about Eric Clapton

    Growing old is a bitch!
    Pauls to the walls!

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    Re: Sad news about Eric Clapton

    Youth is wasted on the youth

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    Re: Sad news about Eric Clapton

    He's given us so much, he should simply please himself at this point. God bless him.

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    Re: Sad news about Eric Clapton

    A big fan just love his playing !
    He was a sonic disaster, thinking hours of practice would make up for stock pickups, poorly carved top and The wrong glue !

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    Re: Sad news about Eric Clapton

    I love Clapton's music. He said he was going deaf in his book that came out about, what, 10 years ago or so.
    Music is good for the soul.....

    Have a great day!

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    Re: Sad news about Eric Clapton

    There's no cheating mother nature. Clapton is going to end up wearing a hearing aid (if he doesn't already)....long term hazardous noise exposure will destroy your hearing every time.
    "Scan not a friend under a microscopic glass; you know his faults so let his foibles pass".

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