Eric Clapton cancels Los Angeles shows due to bronchitis

The legendary rocker, lauded by many as one of the world's greatest guitarists, said he was 'very sorry' for having to postpone the shows following doctor's orders.
By Cliff Mooneyham | Mar 31, 2017
Rock legend Eric Clapton has been forced to cancel two gigs in Los Angeles at short notice, citing 'severe bronchitis' as the reason.

The legendary rocker, lauded by many as one of the world's greatest guitarists, said he was 'very sorry' for having to postpone the shows following doctor's orders.

"Due to severe bronchitis and under doctor's advisement, Eric Clapton is rescheduling this weekend's two shows at The Forum in Los Angeles," read a statement released on the singer's behalf.

The statement went on to say that the 'Tears in Heaven' hitmaker is sorry is sorry to disappoint his followers, but is looking forward to three shows.

The Saturday, March 25 will now be held Wednesday, September 13, while the Sunday, March 26 show will be held Monday, September 18.

The statement asked ticket holders to retain their tickets for the new dates, or if they so wish, get a refund at the point of sale.

Although the announcement left Eric's supporters disappointed, many wished him a speedy discovery.

The musician has previously revealed he suffers from peripheral neuropathy, which is a potentially career-ending ailment for guitarists.

The disease makes it difficult to play the guitar, as it affects nerves in the body's extremities. The disease can cause numbness as well as sharp pains.

In 2013, Clapton canceled concerts, citing back pains. The following year, he announced he was considering retiring from music.

Clapton, also known for hits such as 'Wonderful Tonight' his rendition of Bob Marley's classic 'I Shot the Sherrif', rose to fame with the Yardbirds in the early 1960s.

He later formed Cream with Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.

The superstar went on to create a successful career spanning over five decades.

Clapton has released 22 solo studio albums, and he is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

 

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