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Eric Clapton reveals 'I'm Going Deaf'

A BBC interview sees Eric Clapton openly talking about his hearing and health.

He is motivated to continue performing live on stage and said, "The only thing I'm concerned with now is being in my Seventies and being able to be proficient. I mean, I'm going deaf, I've got tinnitus, my hands just about work. I'm hoping that people will come along and see me just because, or maybe more than because I'm a curiosity. I know that is part of it, because it's amazing to myself I'm still here."

Clapton isn’t the only musician who’s dealt with tinnitus. The Who’s Pete Townshend has also discussed his own problems with the condition and hearing loss.

Unfortunately, the Eric Clapton podcast link is currently unavailable. It may become available again at some point at:-
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05syfjs

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