Peter Frampton is finally throwing in the towel as his farewell tour is coming to an end. Earlier this year, he reports that he is suffering from Inclusion-Body Myositis (IBM). This is a muscle disorder that causes inflammation, weakness, and atrophy. This degenerative muscle disease is what has caused Frampton to have to step down from performing after this tour. Frampton would make his initial breakthrough back in 1976 with Frampton Comes Alive!.\u00a0This was a two-record set which is one of the best-selling and best-known live albums in rock history. What makes this little factoid so saddening is because this is what Frampton is best known for... performing live. Which now he is no longer able to do at 69 years old. Peter Frampton says "Goodbye" on his farewell tour Peter Frampton \/ Suzanne Cordeiro\/REX\/Shutterstock \u201cIn a year\u2019s time, I might not be able to play,\u201d Frampton said to\u00a0Rolling\u00a0Stone\u00a0amid the announcement of his tour, \u201cI want to record as much as I can in the shortest space of time.\u201d Frampton also told\u00a0Rolling Stone about the warnings signs that he experienced over the course of the last few years. He said he noticed tightness in his ankles around eight years ago and he fell on stage while trying to kick a beach ball about four years ago. He has also tripped over a guitar cord onstage and was unable to put things in overhead compartments on planes. He's had this disorder for years Young Peter Frampton \/ Amazon While all of these shortcomings seem like not a huge issue, they were ultimately leading up to the eventual diagnosis of his degenerative muscle disease. However, according to Frampton, he also told Rolling\u00a0Stone\u00a0that only his children and his band members knew about the diagnosis for four years. There is no traditional medicine to treat the specific disease that he has, but he has been exercising every day and hoped to participate in drug trials in the future. According to Frampton, now seemed like the appropriate time to let the public in on his long-kept secret. Ticket sale proceeds will go towards myositis research Peter Frampton \/ Taya Gray Frampton has also revealed that $1 from every ticket sale for his tour will go toward a fund he started with Johns Hopkins University to research myositis. \u201cMaybe a huge door is closing in my life, but then there\u2019s lots of other doors that open,\u201d he said. He has sadly confirmed that the disease has already begun to affect his fingers, but he can still play guitar fairly well at this time. \u201cIf I\u2019m going to do a farewell tour, I want to play\u00a0good\u2026 I want to rock it. I know that this tour, I will be able to do everything I did last year and the year before. That\u2019s the most important thing to me. I want to go out screaming as opposed to, \u2018He can\u2019t play anymore.\u2019\u201d Peter Frampton farewell tour \/ Live Nation Entertainment Someone actually recorded an entire show of the farewell tour from back in August. Check it out here! https:\/\/youtu.be\/V31flSKBVpk This Forgotten \u201970s Music Festival Was Actually Bigger Than Woodstock.