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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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106.

Bruno    

Clapton is currently on tour. Yesterday he was in San Jose at the HP pavilion. It's entirely possible that was him and he's doing his own laundry while on tour. Good for him.

http://www.ericclapton.com/tour-archive

1332 days ago
107.

R    

#106, not even drugs could make you believe this crap you wrote so it must be that you are really young.

1332 days ago
108.

For Real    

YES that is Mr. Clapton, he is only in LA for a night as he performs on his tour there then off to Dublin for the next leg. Just saw him in Vancouver, Canada and the show was GREAT. I find it wonderful that he does his own laundry.

1332 days ago
109.

neenee    

What a regular Joe Seems like a really down to earth person

1332 days ago
110.

David Parker    

Good lookalike but it's not him. In concert photos taken this week his hair is longer. By the way, he's playing in Sacramento tonight.

1332 days ago
111.

Cheryl    

42.
EC has a home in Columbus, OH and before he bought the place in Shawnee Hills he lived in a condo in German Village. Married a girl from Worthington and is seen all over town. Laundry mats in German Village before they bought the house. Gassing up his car at Speedway ....he is a really good regular guy who blends in the local crowds very easily. Talented, rich, but from what I have heard he is honestly very nice and not full of himslef. Hence, laundry mats and gas stations. LEAVE HIM ALONE!!!!! He is allowed to be normal. I don't think they have a home in LA so why not go to the Laundrymat?
The rich stay rich by not having the Beverly Hilton do your laundry for megabucks when you can do it yourself. I'd still clean my own house if I was rich. Stuff like that is good for the soul!!

Posted at 5:50 AM on Mar 3, 2011 by Mighty Moe


I agree Mighty Moe. He has been seen in Columbus doing his own clothes shopping at Macy's. Why would you want to stay inside all day while you are touring?

1332 days ago
112.

Stupid People Hater    

I think it's just someone who looks like him. Even if he did his own laundry why would he use a laundromat?

1332 days ago
113.

Marie    

He wasn't "forced to sell" his guitars-he's putting them up for auction to raise funds for the Crossroads Center.

1332 days ago
114.

Anonymous    

If Eric Clapton is humble enough to do his own laundry, especially at a public laundromat, that's great, but I'm not convinced the man in that picture is actually Eric Clapton. Doesn't look too much like him, in my opinion. Does TMZ have proof of their claim?

1332 days ago
115.

Bosch    

hell if you are on tour, you gotta wash clothse somewhere and a laundry would be where you would do that. Guess many of you have never lived out of a suitcase for months at a time. Gebus people get over it.

1332 days ago
116.

Trev the 1    

is that really Eric Clapton? I think its a look a like.

1332 days ago
117.

Howie    

That is not Eric Clapton. That is ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak after recovering from comprehensive facial plastic surgery in Los Angeles. I spoke to him and he said he's going to make a living doing some pyramid schemes.

1332 days ago
118.

David Parker    

"hell if you are on tour, you gotta wash clothse somewhere and a laundry would be where you would do that. Guess many of you have never lived out of a suitcase for months at a time. Gebus people get over it."

You're kidding, right? Clapton isn't actually touring in a van these days. Hell, he hasn't done that in at least 40 years.

1332 days ago
119.

Idiot!    

How very very sad. I knew that he was forced to sell his precious guitars recently, and now this.

Posted at 1:03 AM on Mar 3, 2011 by niles
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Eric Clapton is a great guy; don't worry about him. He's still worth tens, if not hundreds of millions. He didn't sell his guitar collection to support himself; he sold his collection to not only raise funds to support his rehab center in the bahamas that he's the primary sponsor of, but to clean up his house; he had 300 guitars lying around, and, as he's said before, "I can only play one guitar at a time". I'm sure his doing laundry is another way for him to remain grounded, as he's not a "rock star" in his own opinion; he's just a guy who plays guitar.

He's an example for other performers on how to live their lives; humble, honest and genuine...

1332 days ago
120.

Seriously    

That is sooo not Eric Clapton.

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