Peter Frampton Diagnosed with IBM

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edited May 2019 in Current News
In an interview with CNN, Peter Frampton says that he has been diagnosed with inclusion body myositis (IBM). IBM is a progressive muscle disorder that includes muscle inflammation, weakness, and atrophy (wasting). Most people who are diagnosed in their 50's with it, need assistance with basic daily activities within 15 years, and some people will need to use a wheelchair. The older a person is when IBM begins, the more rapid the progression of the condition. Frampton is 69.

He has announced that his current tour will be his final one, as he is already starting to feel the effects of the disease, and that he wants to end touring before his playing is affected.
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I think sometimes if you try to play too technically, you lose something in the music - like you're playing for another guitar player. I like to play for people. The more sophisticated and mature guitarists become, the more they go with the feel.

- Ritchie Blackmore


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