According to Eric Clapton’s fan club site,, and confirmed by Clapton’s official site..

the artist has cancelled his performance for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert scheduled for October 30th to undergo a minor medical procedure for gall stones. Word is that the Jeff Beck Band will perform in Eric’s stead, along with some very special guests at Madison Square Garden this Friday night.

Clapton’s announcement comes on the heals of an announcement earlier this month by Phil Collins that he is being forced to give up the drums due to a painful soinal injury that has cost him feeling in his hands.