Watch: New Film Explores Eric Clapton and his Addiction Battle

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Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars has premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, recalling the addiction ravaged career highs and lows of the 72-year-old rock legend.

Director Lili Fini Zanuck put the film together via “extensive personal archive of classic performance clips, on- and off-stage footage, iconic photos, concert posters, handwritten letters, drawings and personal diary entries,” according to Irish broadcaster RTE.

Clapton states in the film: “I knew that I was different, but I didn’t know why,” as the movie charts his revolutionary guitar playing and his drug and alcohol addictions.

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In the 1990s Clapton founded the Crossroads Centre Antigua in the West Indies, which he envisaged as “a centre of the highest calibre” for recovering addicts.

The centre offers “a therapeutic, supportive and safe environment—away from the confusion of life in addiction.”

Clapton, who stays in Antigua between touring and life in his native England, continues to help fund the Crossroads Centre through the Crossroads Guitar Festival, which has attracted many famous performers.

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars is to premiere February 10, 2018 on Showtime in the US.

You can view the trailer below:

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