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Clapton storms off the stage, apologises to fans

British singer Eric Clapton has apologised for leaving the stage in the middle of his concert in Glasgow, Scotland. The 69-year-old star cited a technical problem for storming off the stage while he was performing the song Cocaine last week.

music Updated: Jun 26, 2014 20:32 IST
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Eric Clapton has apologised for leaving the stage in the middle of his concert in Glasgow, Scotland. The 69-year-old star cited a technical problem for storming off the stage while he was performing the song Cocaine last week.

“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,” read a statement by the ­musician’s team.

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“The usual touring set length runs at 1 hour 35 minutes. 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,” it said.

The singer stopped performing and left the stage. Apparently, he made a brief return to the stage to sing another song, but then walked off again. Fans, who paid around 60 pounds (`6,000) for the show, got angry and vented their frustration on social media.