NME Festival blog: Huey Lewis and the News cancel tour due to singer’s hearing loss

Huey Lewis and the News have cancelled their 2018 tour after the singer revealed that he’s lost most of his hearing.

The ‘Power Of Love’ singer took to Twitter last night (April 13) to inform fans of his condition. See the full statement below.

“Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing,” he said. “I can’t hear music well enough to sing. The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to find pitch.”

The statement goes on to say that doctors believe Lewis has Meniere’s disease, which causes hearing loss along with vertigo and tinnitus.

“Therefore the only prudent thing to do is cancel all future shows,” he added. “Needless to say, I feel horrible about this and wish to sincerely apologize to all the fans… I’m going to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I’ll be able to perform again.”

The ’80s rockers had a six gig tour scheduled across the summer.

Ryan Adams also suffers from Meniere’s disease, which led him to take a long break from music earlier in his career.

In 2016, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson was forced to retire from performing after suffering from hearing loss.


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