Tank Shares Important Health Update – Details Regarding His Hearing Struggles

Stephen Thompson
May 13, 2021
09:30 A.M.
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Singer Tank took to his Instagram page to share a video update of his current state of health, revealing he was gradually losing his hearing functions and balance.


In a touching Instagram video, American R&B singer Tank revealed heartbreaking news to fans as an update on his health condition. He revealed he was experiencing the early stages of deafness which was affecting his balance and coordination. He shared:

"I'm going completely deaf in my right ear. I'm kind of losing sound in my left. Dizzy. Can't walk a straight line' All of this out of nowhere."


Going further, the 45-year-old revealed the condition hit him unexpectedly. Despite several doctor consultations, MRIs, and medications, the cause of his impending deafness remains vague. Yet, the icon was choosing to stay positive. 

He noted: "No matter what you're going through, No matter where you find yourself. Whether your body is failing you, whether your mind is failing you, whether your spirit is failing you, keep going. Keep pushing."


The entertainment icon also promised to keep fans updated as he navigated the trying phase of his life. Following the heartbreaking revelation, fans and celebrities like Jamie Foxx showed support to the singer-songwriter, encouraging him to remain strong.

Many also prayed for Tank's quick recovery so he can carry on with his exemplary responsibility as a father of five and husband to his longtime sweetheart, Zena Foster.

Future collaborations would feature his budding singers, Zoey and Zion.

Actor Jamie Foxx's comment on Tank's Instagram post | Photo: Instagram/therealtank


Tank and Foster tied the knot in 2018 in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles. Two hundred close friends and family witnessed the epic ceremony.

Speaking to reporters at the event, the star gushed about how excited he was to finally watch Foster walk down the aisle and become his bride. Before their wedding, the two dated for about eight years and welcomed their two children, Zoey and Zion.

Actor Kevin Hart's comment on Tank's Instagram post | Photo: Instagram/therealtank


The two youngsters have fast become the center of their parents' world. Tank takes pride in showing off his kids on social media and gushing about them.

In a previous Instagram video, the icon showed off the twosome honing their vocal skills. The pair looked hilarious and adorable as they crooned the lyrics of a song under their dad's guidance. 


Following the release of his eighth studio album, "Savage," which peaked at No. 86 on Billboard Hot 100, the singer admitted he found it interesting collaborating with family, most notably, his other half, Foster, who was the leading lady in the track.

Hopefully, future collaborations would feature his budding singers, Zoey and Zion. Last year, Tank and his wife celebrated their first wedding anniversary in style.


The "Maybe I Deserve" crooner marked the big day by sharing a twelve-minute clip from their wedding on social media. He accompanied the video with an emotional message, gushing about how much he loved "his lady."

Foster also shared a social media post featuring several pictures from their wedding day. She extended gratitude to Tank for loving her unconditionally, referring to him as her BFF.

As far as love marriages go, this beautiful couple has proven beyond doubt that their love for each other only becomes stronger each day. Hopefully, that love would help them scale through Tank's health ordeals together.