A new book into the life of three-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Eric Clapton unveils a surprising side to the rocker. Apparently, he was quite the ladies man, allegedly knocking boots with countless women at the height of his stardom and enjoying some private time with Britain's most famous royal."Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton" uncovers some big names that author Paul Scott claims might have been under the covers with the rock star -- most notably, Princess Diana.
In an exclusive first look at the book, The Daily Mail writes that Clapton and the Princess of Wales frequented the same restaurant and were instantly attracted to one another. The author remains coy as to whether or not the flirtation between the two got physical but does note that years after Diana's untimely passing, Clapton referred to her as a "manipulative and sick person."
"Motherless Child" also details Clapton's tumultuous relationship with fellow rocker Mick Jagger and the Grammy winner's battle with alcohol and drug addiction. In the book, Scott claims that at his lowest point the singer was consuming "heroin, cocaine, speed, painkillers and two bottles of vodka a day."
In the late 1990s Clapton opened Crossroads, a rehabilitation facility in Antigua. "We believe that the majority of individuals suffering from addiction have the capacity for recovery if given the proper foundation to begin their journey. At Crossroads, we help provide that foundation," Clapton wrote on the center's website.
"Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton" hits shelves on March 12th.
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