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Rock musician Peter Frampton says he'll stop touring because he has a rare degenerative muscular disease.
He was diagnosed with inclusion body myositis -- incurable inflammatory condition that causes muscles to weaken slowly -- about three and a half years ago after a fall on stage, CBS News reported.
Frampton said his next tour will be his last and that he has been recording as much music as possible since he was diagnosed.
"Between October and two days ago, we've done like 33 new tracks," he said in an interview Friday on CBS This Morning: Saturday. "I just want to record as much as I can, you know, now, for obvious reasons."
"What will happen, unfortunately, is that it affects the finger flexors," Frampton said. "That's the first telltale sign is the flexors, you know. So for a guitar player, it's not very good."
He already feels the effects in his fingers but is still able to play guitar well for now, said Frampton, whose 1976 "Frampton Comes Alive" is one of the best-selling live albums of all time, CBS News reported.
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