Eric Clapton retirement: Guitarist plans to quit ‘unbearable’ touring after 50 years on the road
Eric Clapton has announced his plans to quit “unbearable touring” after fifty years on the road.
The acclaimed British singer-songwriter turns 70 next year and has warned that some “odd ailments” mean he may be forced to stop playing his famous guitar.
Instead of live performances, Clapton intends to focus his attentions on the studio but he is by no means convinced of that either.
“There are a ton of things I’d like to do, but I’m looking at retirement too,” he told Uncut.
“What I’ll allow myself to do, within reason, is carry on recording in the studio. I don’t want to go off the boil to the point where I’m embarrassing myself.”