Peter Frampton Next Tour Will Be His Last
Peter Frampton announced on Friday that his next tour will be his last and opened up for the first time about his condition in an interview with CBS. He is shown here performing onstage at the TEC Awards during the 2019 NAMM Show at the Hilton Anaheim on January 26, 2019 in Anaheim, California – Photo: Getty Images North America.
Peter Frampton, the legendary guitarist whose 1976 record, Frampton Comes Alive, is still one of the best-selling live albums of all time, has revealed that he will stop touring because of a rare degenerative muscular disease, according to a report published at CBS News website.
The musician announced on Friday that his next tour will be his last and opened up for the first time about his condition in an interview with CBS This Morning: Saturday co-host Anthony Mason.
Peter Frampton said he has been furiously recording music since he was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis, a rare and incurable inflammatory condition which causes muscles to weaken slowly.
“Between October and two days ago, we’ve done like 33 new tracks,” he said. “I just want to record as much as I can, you know, now, for obvious reasons.”
“Going upstairs and downstairs is the hardest thing for me,” he said. “I’m going to have to get a cane … and then the other thing I noticed, I can’t put things up over my head.”
Peter Frampton was diagnosed about three and a half years ago after a fall on stage. The disease progressed gradually, but sometime around last September or October, after he came off tour, he felt the effects speed up. He started to make plans to leave the road after a particularly bad fall while on vacation with his daughter in Maui.
“What will happen, unfortunately, is that it affects the finger flexors,” he said. “That’s the first telltale sign is the flexors, you know. So for a guitar player, it’s not very good.”
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