Peter Frampton, who scored hits with Baby I love your way and Show me the way, suffers from the incurable muscle disease inclusion body myositis (IBM). The British singer is weakened more and more and this is why his upcoming tour, also his last.
In conversation with Rolling Stone says the 68-year-old singer that he was eight years ago for the first symptoms noticed of the disease. Persons with this disease suffer from increasing muscle weakness. When getting up was Frampton weak in his ankles, but he thought that at the age heard.
At a given moment, put down the weakness in his legs. He saw it four years ago, during one of his concerts, when he was a toegeschopte beach ball and tried to kick back to the public. “I fell, my legs were just on. Everyone made jokes about, but I was ashamed of me.”
After the end of the tour made Frampton an appointment with a neurologist, who then diagnosed inclusion body myositis suggested.
‘About a year I might not play anymore’
The singer and guitarist, notes that the symptoms still increasing, but it impedes so far not yet his musical career. Therefore, he announces he Saturday also afscheidstour. “About a year I might not play anymore. (…) If I have a afscheidstour give, then I want to do well and can do the same as last year and the year before that.”
In addition, Frampton currently new music: a double album, a single album and a project he has nothing about yet want to say.
Despite his illness, continues the singer, say positive. “A big door in my life closes, but there are many other doors that are open now.”
So Frampton a private fund that raises money for research at IBM, where, as yet, no specific treatment for. “From each sold ticket for the tour is going to a dollar to the fund.”
Frampton broke through at the age of sixteen as a member of the band The Herd, and grew as a tieneridool. In his twenties he began a solo career in the eighties and he added himself as a singer and guitarist in the backing band of David Bowie, with whom he was already friends.