Eric Clapton Soldiers On Despite Nervous System Health

ericclaptonbanner1According to The Daily Mail, Eric Clapton has been struggling with incurable damage to his nervous system. Doctors call it peripheral neuropathy – which is where you feel like you have electric shocks going down your leg.

Clapton (71) has said: “It’s hard work to play the guitar and I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that it will not improve. Because I’m in recovery from alcoholism and addiction to substances, I consider it a great thing to be alive at all. By rights I should have kicked the bucket a long time ago. For some reason I was plucked from the jaws of hell and given another chance.”

In a May interview with Classic Rock Magazine, Clapton said: “I can still play. I mean, it’s hard work sometimes, the physical side of it – just getting old, man, is hard. I don’t know how I survived – the Seventies especially. There was one point there where they were flying me to hospital in St. Paul [Minnesota] and I was dying, apparently – I had three ulcers and one of them was bleeding. I was drinking three bottles of brandy and taking handfuls of codeine, and I was close to checking out. It’s amazing that I’m still here, really.”

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Clapton just released his 23rd album entitled I Still Do. Don’t call this album a goodbye though, as Clapton still plays for love, saying “Life is good.” We here at Rocknuts wish him well as he’s a true testament to rockers everywhere.

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