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THE ULCER THAT CANCELLED A TOUR

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MARCH 14, 2019…ON THIS DAY IN 1981, ERIC CLAPTON

WAS RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL WITH A NEAR-FATAL ULCER.

HE WAS ADMITTED TO A HOSPITAL IN ST. PAUL MINNESOTA AFTER A TOUR STOP IN WISCONSIN. CLAPTON WAS ON THE ROAD IN SUPPORT OF HIS ALBUM ‘ANOTHER TICKET’. THIS WAS IN THE ERA OF PRE-HMO TREATMENT. CLAPTON SPENT A WHOPPING 4 AND A HALF WEEKS IN THE HOSPITAL, AND WAS “90 % HEALED” AT THE TIME OF HIS RELEASE.

CLAPTON WAS FORCED TO CANCEL THE REST OF HIS TOUR WHICH CONSISTED OF 47 TOUR DATES.

HERE’S VINTAGE CLAPTON IN CONCERT

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