Eric Clapton Opens Up About The Death Of His Son Conor
“The Truth Is, I Couldn’t See Him That Way.”
The loss of a child brings about a soul-deep grief that I wouldn’t wish on anyone; it isn’t the proper order of things. Eric Clapton knows this grief all too well after the 1991 death of his son Conor, and despite vowing to never speak of the moment again, he opens up in this exclusive interview about the tragic events that transpired that fateful day.
He talks about the hysterical phone call from Conor’s mother that stopped his heart, the walk to the site of Conor’s accident, and his shame at being too afraid to run to the scene where paramedics and bystanders were trying to resuscitate the 4-year-old.
“I’ll never, ever recover. Why didn’t I run? Why didn’t I go to see him? And the truth is, I couldn’t. I was so frightened.”
What a tragedy for everyone involved. We hope that writing a song like ‘Tears In Heaven’ helped Eric find the peace and closure he so desperately needed!