Huey Lewis, 67, cancels his tour following recent medical diagnosis
Huey Lewis has apologized to his fans after his health condition made him unable to do what he loves. He has visited some of the most prestigious medical centers to find a solution.
On April 13, the 67-year-old singer Huey Lewis announced via his social media he was forced to cancel all remaining dates of his 2018 concert tour because of a medical condition, according to Pop Culture.
The frontman of Huey Lewis & The News took to Twitter to reveal the unfortunate news to his devoted fans. Lewis shared on his post that he was suffering from hearing loss recently with his doctors believing it is due to Meniere’s Disease.
The musician admitted how severe his hearing loss is, saying he had lost most of his hearing two and a half months ago, just before a performance.
‘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...’ he wrote.
Lewis continued explaining that his present condition left him with no other alternative than to cancel his upcoming shows, to focus on getting better and getting his music career back on track.
‘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. I’m going to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I’ll be able to perform again,’ said Lewis.
Huey Lewis and the News cancel all 2018 performances due to frontman's hearing loss https://t.co/uJ7ZQIORPP— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) April 13, 2018
As the source explained, Meniere’s Disease is an inner ear disorder that can cause vertigo, ear pressure, and tinnitus. If not treated, it can result in a permanent hearing loss. Though treatable, the disease can’t be entirely cured.
Lewis, known or hits such as The Power o Love, Hip to Be Square and Stuck With You, was scheduled to perform across the United States all through the current year. But now he has to focus on what’s most important: getting well.