Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton talked in an interview Grammy.com about his struggle with the progressive muscle disorder “autoimmune disease inclusion body myositis” (IBM) and was realistic saying that maybe he won’t be able to perform live anymore if the Pandemic don’t allow live concerts soon. The musician will released in April 23 a new rock and roll instrumental cover album called “Frampton Forgets The Words“.
Peter Frampton talksed about his progressive muscle disorder, saying:
“This is where I have to give you the realistic chat. Not you — I have to be realistic because we all have one clock. Well, we’ve got two clocks right now, worldwide, that we live with. One is our life-clock and one is the Covid clock. The Covid clock is stopping everybody from being around each other, for good reason, right now, obviously.”
“And the more we stay away from each other, unfortunately, at this time, the better it is. But I have a third clock, which is my IBM — inclusion body myositis — clock. Slowly but surely, unfortunately, I’m losing strength in my hands, my arms and my legs. It’s specific muscles it hits.”
Peter continued, saying:
“It picks and chooses the muscles and there’s no rhyme or reason for it. They don’t know; there’s no cure. If it takes another year before we can reschedule any dates, I will have to be realistic to see if my hands work or my legs will keep me up.”
“That’s what I have to deal with, and I think there’s a certain level of playing where I won’t perform anymore. If I can’t play certain things the way I want to — I don’t want to be that person to go out there and people feel bad for me because I don’t play as good but I am Peter Frampton. That’s not going to happen.”
“If I go out having played my last show [near] San Francisco on October 12, 2019, if that’s my last show, then so be it. But obviously, I am hoping more than anybody else that within a year — or if it is a year; I’m imagining it’s going to be at least a year — if things aren’t doing good, then that will be it for me, unfortunately.”