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Eric Clapton's Dirty Laundry -- CAUGHT ON TAPE!!!

3/3/2011 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Eric Clapton doesn't just WAIL on guitar -- he also fluffs and folds -- and yesterday in L.A., TMZ spotted the rock icon washing his clothes at a PUBLIC LAUNDROMAT!!!

Eric Clapton Video
There have been reports of Clapton sightings at laundromats in the past ... now, we've got the proof -- Clapton DOES HIS OWN LAUNDRY!!!!!!!!

... and if Eric Clapton can find time to wash his own clothes, your college kid has NO EXCUSE!

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136.

newswede    

Yes, it's him. Yes he's on tour, but I believe the west coast shows are based out of Los Angeles. He flies in & out for each show. Yes he has money and could easily get it taken care of. He had said many times (in interviews) he does his own laundry/ironing. It was a task given to him in rehab which he found soothing and relaxing (when cameras aren't around), a task which made him "just like everyone else".
Great guy. The cameras, what can you do, but keep it on the street. Don't go into a business snapping away.

1267 days ago
137.

Annette    

That is NOT Eric Clapton. Check the glasses, not his. Too thin.

1267 days ago
138.

en Todo Momento!!    

wait, what? mr clapton wants even more dirtier clothes???!

1267 days ago
139.

Feisty    

WTF is wrong with that camera guy? Is he stoned? Nobody gives a **** about Eric Clapton doing his laundry! Pathetic! Get a life!

1267 days ago
140.

en Todo Momento!!    

maybe he's just pickin up chicks at the good ol laundromat. it is still a good bet, you know.

1267 days ago
141.

Mike Minnala    

That is NOT E.C.!!

1267 days ago
142.

Daniel Bonilla    

thats him. seen em last night perform in san jose. he is on tour folks. relax, probably wanted to get out. he was wearing same shoes too. let the guy live.

1267 days ago
143.

Canadian    

Leave him alone. He's on tour. Saw him in Vancouver. Great show.

1267 days ago
144.

dd    

@132 It takes 1hr to get from la to Sac..

1267 days ago
145.

Raejean    

Who knows why? Who really cares? Do you think he employs people to brush his teeth for him, too?

I seriously doubt he is hurting for cash. Get over yourselves.

He should have been left alone.

1267 days ago
146.

DrkAnjl    

Would you knooowww my name...if you saw me doing laundryyyyyy...

1267 days ago
147.

Frankie    

Hey All: Clapton is known to do ordinary stuff like this, learned in treatment that it helps clear his head. Around London people let him alone when he's out shopping. Photo is him or an incredible likeness (that's his scared look when he feels exposed), and those are his usual shoes. Eric has no 30-person house staff, he's a privacy nut - his wife loves to cook, while they both tend to the kids. His travel entourage consists of roadies, techs & driver/bodyguards. Really doubt he was on the bus at San Jose or Sacramento, only the advance concert team. Something nobody brought up: EC is quite web saavy. He knows people wd sell a celeb's dirty napkin on eBay, so maybe he's doing damage control. Item in hand isn't clear but looks like a kid's blanket. EC used to come to NYC a lot. When people wd ask him to sign a guitar he'd firmly say "NO" after he figured out they weren't always fans or musicians, just looking to re-sell. He felt they used him. Imagine his kid's blanket on eBay. Ucch.

1267 days ago
148.

David Parker    

Jeez, now I'm thinking it might really be him. LOL

1267 days ago
149.

Oliver Linden    

Yea, that's definately Eric Clapton. In his book Clapton talks about doing really normal stuff when his on tour and that means doing his own laundry, going for tourist attractions and driving himself around the cities. Clapton has been a millionaire his whole adult life and lives in luxury hotels while on tour, but you probaly wouldn't recognice him walking the streets of your home town.
I think the laundry stuff is also part of his program of staying sober, he's been on the program since December 1987.

1266 days ago
150.

Teresa`    

Please leave Eric alone. HE LOST A CHILD! TMZ I LOVE YA BUT FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO REPORT

1266 days ago
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