Eric Clapton has revealed that he is suffering from nerve damage that has had an effect on his ability to play guitar. Clapton’s condition, peripheral neuropathy, may impair sensation and movements.
Back in 2013, Clapton canceled several concerts due to back pain, and he says that this was the beginning of his condition. He tells Classic Rock Magazine that he has “had quite a lot of pain over the last year,” starting with the lower back pain. “It turned into what they call peripheral neuropathy – which is where you feel like you have electric shocks going down your leg.”
“[It’s] hard work to play the guitar and I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that it will not improve,” he added