I am doing a few gigs.
Despite this, Clapton still plans to play shows this year even though live shows have become more challenging for the 72-year-old.
Clapton was promoting the film when he opened up about his health during a BBC Radio 2 interview.
Claptonis due to perform in London's Hyde Park on July 8, 2018. He said, "I am hoping that people will come along and see me [for] more than [because] I am a curiosity".
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The life and times of legendary guitarist Eric Clapton is the gripping subject of a new documentary by his longtime friend Lili Fini Zanuck, the Oscar winning producer of "Driving Miss Daisy".
The hearing issues follow a 2016 disclosure by Clapton that nerve damage has made playing guitar, among other things, a challenge for him. "I know that is part of it, because it's wonderful to myself that I am still here".
Clapton is far from the only rock hero afflicted with tinnitus. Sting, Ozzy Osbourne and Neil Young also reportedly suffer variations of hearing loss. It's also a warts and all look at the darker side of Clapton's life and doesn't shy away from dealing with his 20-year long battle against drug and alcohol addiction.
Clapton was on the show to talk about his documentary, Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars. It's like a redemption concept. "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".