The Gallstones Of God
Eric Clapton was to appear, tonight and tomorrow (October 30th and 31st) at The Hall Of Fame concerts in Madison Square garden.
He has, unfortunately, had to pull out of these appearances after having undergone surgery to remove gallstones.
Stepping into the scheduling hole will be another former Yardbird, Jeff Beck. Beck was recently inducted into the Hall Of Fame himself (back in April ’09). Beck was inducted by Jimmy Page, if you’re interested.
Clapton is said to be recovering well and will pick-up his touring schedule in 2010.
The picture opposite helpfully points out the site of Clapton’s gall bladder – and therefore the location of the offending stones.
The image is believed to have been taken some years prior to the diagnosis of the ailment. The gallstones themselves are, therefore, not visible but, if you look closely, you should be able to spot a stylish moustache.