July 14, 2024

Eric Clapton has revealed that he found it difficult to watch himself showing support for the National Front during a 1976 concert in Birmingham, as his new no holds barred documentary hits screens.

Speaking at a Q&A following a special screening of Life in 12 bars in London on Wednesday, the Tears in Heaven hitmaker said he felt shame about roaring the fascist party’s slogan to a packed crowd.

Referring to himself as a ‘semi-racist’ in that moment, the 72-year-old reflected on his raging addictions in the mid 1970s which damaged his life, relationships and career.

Now teetotal for nearly three decades, Eric revealed in the highly-anticipated rockumentary that he would drink a bottle of cognac by midday, before snorting cocaine from a knife by lunch.

His spiralling addictions caused him to threatened not only his loyal following but wrecked his romance with ex Pattie Boyd during the tumultuous period in his life.

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