Huey Lewis cancels 2018 tour due to hearing loss
The band Huey Lewis and The News released a statement on Friday that they canceled their 2018 tour due to Lewis experiencing a sudden hearing loss.Lewis thinks the cause of his hearing loss is Meniere’s disease, which is an inner ear disorder that causes vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus and ear pressure. Read more: How a hearing aid helps my mom live with Meniere’s disease His doctors told him that he should not perform until his hearing improves. Lewis released a statement on Twitter explaining more about why he has to cancel the show.
“Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing,” Lewis said on Twitter. “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.” Lewis also expressed how awful he feels about having to cancel the tour and apologized to his fans. “Needless to say, I feel horrible about this, and wish to sincerely apologize to all the fans who’ve already bought tickets and were planning to come see us,” said Lewis.
Huey Lewis and The News cancel all 2018 performances. See attached note from Huey. pic.twitter.com/FbWqDlGwnR— Huey Lewis (@Huey_Lewis_News) April 13, 2018