The MARGUERITA TIME hitmaker, 56, admits years of boozing have finally taken their toll and are seriously affecting his playing.
He says, "I'd have a beer at midday then move on to vodka. I was getting on stage and having a drink.
"I kept forgetting the lines to songs and the chords too. It started to frighten me a bit. I'd stop drinking for a couple of days and start shaking.
"Now I go out and I just drink water."