LEGENDARY guitarist Eric Clapton has been fined for speeding in his Porsche.

Clapton – one of the most famous musicians in the world and known as Slowhand for his unique style – was fined £146 after Sussex police clocked him driving at more than 60mph on the A24 Shipley, in West Grinstead, north of Henfield, on October 28 last year.

Brighton Magistrates also ordered the 77-year-old, who is estimated to have a £190 million fortune, to pay a victim surcharge of £34 and costs of £90 after he pleaded guilty to the offence.

His case was dealt with by under the Single Justice Procedure, with the guitarist, who lives in Surrey, not required to attend court.

He received three points on his licence for the offence.

A further charge of failing to provide information about his identity to police when he was stopped in his Porsche on February 1 at a location in Shoreham was withdrawn.

Clapton, a critic of coronavirus vaccines and pandemic restrictions, recently tested positive for Covid-19 and cancelled two upcoming European gigs.

His shows in Zurich and Milan are being rescheduled, he announced on his Facebook page and official online site.

The rock star tested positive following his concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall on May 8.

Clapton has expressed scepticism about the Covid-19 vaccine in the past.

In 2020, he and Van Morrison released an anti-lockdown song titled Stand And Deliver featuring the lyrics: “Do you want to be a free man, or do you want to be a slave?” He also lashed out a year later with the song This Has Gotta Stop.

Clapton’s representatives have been approached for comment about the speeding offence.

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