Legendary Musician Eric Clapton Reveals He Is Going Deaf



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Comments:

13 Jan 2018 09:13 - +6399
“I mean, I’m hoping that people will come along and see me just because, or maybe more than because I’m a curiosity."🙁
13 Jan 2018 08:57 - +1765
Herbie Hancock needs hearing aids, its a sad thing for a musician
13 Jan 2018 08:53 - +1308
Very sad. Hope he keeps playing for many years. One of the best guitarist and songwriters ever.
13 Jan 2018 11:00 - +1272
Thats horrible. My heart goes out to him and to Phil Collins who had to stop making music for health issues and MASSIVE hearing loss as well.. as a musician, i'd rather have lost my legs.....
13 Jan 2018 08:12 - +678
That's depressing. That's horrible irony I feel terrible. Robot devil kind of shit
13 Jan 2018 11:27 - +422
Reading the headline I instinctively reached to turn the volume down to what I was listening to. Protect your ears as much as you can!
13 Jan 2018 09:58 - +289
Cranked JTM100s will do that...
13 Jan 2018 08:47 - +273
Pete Townshend has lost most of his hearing, still getting it done.
13 Jan 2018 11:13 - +148
That is probably the most tragic fate for a musician that I can think of. Musicians just don't play music, they love music too. To have a passion ripped from you is to have a part of your soul destroyed.
13 Jan 2018 11:53 - +137
So wear ear plugs during concerts everybody. Don't loose your hearing because you want to party. Edit: leaving it.
13 Jan 2018 11:40 - +134
Hearing loss/damage is why daft punk no longer tours.
13 Jan 2018 09:43 - +131
This is like reporting "water is wet". The man is 70+ years old....
13 Jan 2018 10:55 - +118
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13 Jan 2018 08:41 - +58
Huh?
13 Jan 2018 12:16 - +55
God damnit I came here to be sad about Eric and all i got was Chuck Berry farting in hookers mouths. Another Friday on Reddit I guess.
13 Jan 2018 11:03 - +39
I remember him already mentioning that nearly a decade ago. He might be starting to forget things too
13 Jan 2018 12:36 - +26
Apparently Cream was so loud that Clapton and Ginger Baker once stopped playing mid song and Jack Bruce didn't even notice. Clapton has talked about his noise induced hearing loss for years. At 70 years old I'm guessing age related hearing loss is just compounding the problem.
13 Jan 2018 12:07 - +25
>"Elderly Man Experiences Hearing Loss"
13 Jan 2018 12:42 - +24
He said this much in his autobiography that was released 10 years ago. I don't understand why this is a revelation. He never liked IEMs because they weren't "natural". I think this is more his humility in coping with the effects of age on his playing abilities.
13 Jan 2018 12:49 - +12
Earplugs. Earplugs. Earplugs. They are so important for musicians/producers.. carry a pair with you wherever you go, you never know when you'll need them.
13 Jan 2018 12:58 - +6
As fucking shitty as it is, I can imagine why. It's absolutely insane how much volume oldschool rockstars like to pump out while they're performing so I guess a lifetime of being in that environment is eventually going to take its toll. Hopefully it's not too late for him and he's able to take steps to preserve the hearing that he still has left.

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