Music legend and guitarist Eric Clapton has sparked some major health concerns just hours after the music icon celebrated his 72nd birthday on March 30th. Reports that Clapton has been battling with health issues mounted after photos of the rocker were posted of him looking pale and fragile as he was being pushed in a wheelchair.

Eric Clapton reschedules concerts after falling ill

This news comes just days after Clapton was forced to postpone two scheduled concert dates in Los Angeles at the Forum in Inglewood over the past weekend. The reason behind the postponement of the shows was that Clapton had developed a severe case of bronchitis and was too ill to perform.

The shows have since been rescheduled for September.

After the wheelchair-bound photos of the rocker began to circulate fans began to speculate that the "Cocaine" hitmaker may be suffering from something more serious than a case of bronchitis. The photos were first posted by X17 and revealed a frail Clapton being pushed through an airport while holding hands with his teenage daughter this past Wednesday. As soon as the photos hit the Internet Eric Clapton fans from around the globe began sending out tweets of concern, and birthday well wishes for the star.

Clapton the only three-time inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream.

For moe than five decades, Eric Clapton has been referred to and respected by musicians of all ages as one of the most influential guitarists of all-time.

Throughout the 70's Eric Clapton battled drug and alcohol addiction which he continued to deal with before finally heading to rehab. In 1991 Clapton faced one of the greatest tragedies of his life, the death of his four-year-old son Conor.

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In a horrific accident young Conor fell to his death out of an open bedroom window on the 53rd floor of Clapton's Manhattan apartment building. The death of his son was the inspiration for Clapton's hit song "Tears in Heaven."

Clapton's incredible music career dates back over five decades, with more than 20 solo albums and numerous collaborations to his credit.