The legendary guitarist and singer said in a Rolling Stone interview that he goes the doctor for the slightest thing and that, although his eczema affects his guitar playing, he now has it managed.
“I had eczema from head to foot,” Clapton said. “The palms of my hand were coming off, and I had just started making this record with (producer) Glyn Johns. It was a catastrophe. I had to wear mittens with Band-Aids around the hands and played a lot of slide (guitar) as a result.”
“My hands are good. It hasn’t gone completely, but I put ointment on.”
Clapton said he would be OK with not playing guitar again, but is taking advantage of how well he feels now.
“I’m as good now as I’ve been in the last two years.”