Eric Clapton Diagnosticated With Peripheral Neuropathy
The guitar icon reveals in a new interview with Classic Rock that he has been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy – a condition that can result in muscle weakness, numbness and tingling in the feet or hands and loss of balance and co-ordination.
Clapton – who released his 23rd solo album I Still Do last month – says: “I’ve had quite a lot of pain over the last year. 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.”
Clapton, 71, adds that he feels lucky to be alive: considering his history of booze and drug abuse; “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” he said.
It was reported earlier this month (June 2) that Clapton has recorded with The Rolling Stones on their upcoming new album.