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Eric Clapton cancels shows due to injury

Eric Clapton cancels shows due to injury

Eric Clapton has been forced to cancel two European shows at short notice, citing back problems.

Clapton was due to play Vienna today (June 11) and Stuttgart tomorrow (June 12).

A statement on Clapton's website reads:

"Unfortunately Eric Clapton has had to cancel his concerts in Vienna, Austria and Stuttgart, Germany on his current tour due to severe back pain.

"He is currently with specialists who will be able to better determine the course of treatment.

"He was looking forward to these concerts and regrets that he is not to be able to perform for the fans.

"He would like to apologize for any inconveniences these cancellations may cause and would like to thank the fans for their understanding.

"All tickets can be returned to the Box Offices for refund."

Clapton is next due to play Koenig-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany on June 14.

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