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Eric Clapton apologises to fans in Glasgow after walking off stage during gig

Guitarist ended Scottish show early following 'technical fault'

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Eric Clapton has apologised to fans after walking off stage early during a gig in Glasgow last night (June 22).

Clapton was performing at the Hydro in Glasgow but left during a performance of his song 'Cocaine' due to what has been described as a "technical issue."

Fans were left confused by the sudden end to the gig and a statement on Clapton's official website explained his reason for departing the stage before the end of the song. "Unfortunately last night we experienced a steadily worsening technical problem with the PA system that the band battled with throughout the show. But by the last song of the set it became unbearable on stage and Eric was unable to complete that number."

The statement continues: "The usual touring set length runs at 1hr 35 mins so in fact the full set was performed apart from the entirety of 'Cocaine' which had to be curtailed. Eric is nevertheless sorry for the break in the concert.”

A statement issued by the Hydro to BBC News claimed: "'The production team for last night's performance suffered a technical issue which resulted in the concert ending earlier than anticipated. By the time the venue had been made aware of the circumstances patrons were already leaving the bowl. However, our stewards and staff did their best to convey this information as it became known."

Eric Clapton's next scheduled live performance will come on June 23 at the SAP Arena in Mannhiem, Germany.

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