Eric Clapton Says He's Losing His Hearing

Eric Clapton Reveals He's Losing His Hearing

Matthew Baker/Getty ImagesEric Clapton revealed a bit of disconcerting information about his health during an interview Tuesday on the U.K.'s BBC Radio 2, telling interviewer Steve Wright that he's "going deaf".

Clapton said that the issue is one of several maladies he's dealing with as he continues to tour into his 70s. "I know that is part of it, because it's fantastic to myself that I am still here", Eric continued.

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The film explores the 72-year-old British musician's career on and off stage and is told by those who've known him best; among them stars such as BB King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison. "I am going to do a show at Hyde Park [British Summer Time Festival] in July", Eric explained.

Clapton was promoting Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, a Showtime documentary about his life that will premiere on February 10. Combined with ongoing nerve damage that has affected his back and movement in his hands, he admits that live concerts have become a challenge. I mean, I am hoping that people will come along and see me for more than that [because] I am a curiosity. Sting, Ozzy Osbourne and Neil younger additionally reportedly endure variants of hearing loss. "It's tough to take a seat because it belongs so long about the tricky part of my own life", he says of the film. He said that he would drink "special brew with vodka", but wants people to know that if you're willing to seek help that "there's light at the end of the tunnel". "If you're gonna...see it, be prepared for a heavy ride".

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