Peter Frampton Prepares For The End Of His Touring Career
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Peter Frampton is set to perform a series of concerts in some parts of the UK and Europe in November. The solo artist who joined the bands Humble Pie and The Herd said that the supposed-to-be 2020 concerts will push through in the coming months and will be the end for his touring career.
In a new interview, Frampton revealed that he’ll perform these upcoming shows seated, due to the progression of his inclusion body myositis (IBM), a degenerative muscle disease that has slowly affected his ability to perform.
He admitted that his legs are not good and stated:
“I’ve decided I am going to sit down on these upcoming tour dates in Europe. I can’t stand. That would be dangerous for me now because I get so carried away when I’m playing that I’m liable to fall over.”
Since the announcement of his diagnosis in 2019, Frampton has been committed to raising awareness of his disease. In line with raising an awareness, he seeks medical treatment at the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center in Baltimore and then helped establish the Peter Frampton Myositis Research Fund.
According to his doctors, playing guitar may have helped the rocker to at least mitigate the progression of his IBM to some degree saying:
“We don’t have data to project where he will be in five more years, and one size doesn’t fit all.
“However, he’s one of my slowest-progressing IBM patients overall. Maybe if you use your fingers that often, it delays the inevitable.”
Although Frampton haven’t played in so long, he assured his fans that he’ll wrap up his touring career on a high note and said:
“It’s starting to affect my hands, but not enough yet, so I can still play a good lick.”