While speaking to Steve Wright on BBC Radio 2 on Jan. 9, the legendary musician said be plans to continue working, but acknowledged that it’s getting more challenging. Eric said not only is he struggling to play his guitar, but he also suffers from tinnitus, a ringing coming from inside the ear.

“I am still going to work. I am going to do a show at Hyde Park [British Summer Time Festival] in July,” he said in the interview, via Mail Online. “The only thing I am concerned with now is I am going deaf, I’ve got tinnitus, my hands just about work. I mean, I am hoping people will come along and see me, me more than I am a curiosity. I know that is part of it, because it’s amazing to myself that I am still here.”