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Huey Lewis cancels shows due to hearing loss

By | Published on Monday 16 April 2018

Huey Lewis And The News

Huey Lewis has cancelled all upcoming tour dates for this year after suddenly losing his hearing. He is thought to have inner ear disorder Meniere’s disease.

In a statement, Lewis explained: “Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing. Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can’t hear music well enough to sing. The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to find pitch”.

“The doctors believe I have Meniere’s disease and have agreed that I can’t perform until I improve”, he continues. “Therefore the only prudent thing to do is to cancel all future shows. Needless to say, I feel horrible about this, and wish to sincerely apologise to all the fans who’ve already bought tickets and were planning to come see us. I’m going to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I’ll be able to perform again”.

Huey Lewis And The News had various tour dates and festival shows scheduled for this year. They already cancelled one show in Florida last month due to then undisclosed “medical problems”.

Lewis is currently working on a new stage musical using songs by Huey Lewis And The News, called ‘Heart Of Rock N Roll’.



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