Because of a hearing loss for Huey Lewis, the band has cancelled all of their 2018 shows.
The band announced the news on their Twitter page on Friday (April 13) with a lengthy explanatory note from Lewis detailing his hearing loss and its impact on his singing ability. He revealed he lost most of his hearing two and a half months ago before a show in Dallas, making it difficult for him to sing.
“Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can’t hear music well enough to sing,” he explained. “The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to hear pitch.” He also revealed that he has already visited multiple medical experts including the House Ear Institute, the Stanford Ear Institute, and the Mayo Clinic seeking a treatment plan.
Lewis stated, “The doctors believe I have Meniere’s disease and have agreed that I can’t perform until I improve.” Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear which causes episodes of vertigo and fluctuating hearing loss, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Alt-rocker Ryan Adams and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth, both were diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease, and have recovered and returned in good health to their music careers.
Good luck to you Huey!