Huey Lewis shared on Twitter that he is canceling all of his 2018 performances because he can’t hear properly due to Meniere’s disease.
“Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing,” Lewis said on the Huey Lewis and the News band Twitter account. “I can’t hear music well enough to sing. The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to find pitch.”
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
Lewis, 67, said he’s been to several major ear specialists, including the Mayo Clinic, looking for answers. He said his doctors believe he has Meniere’s disease, a chronic condition of the inner ear for which there is no cure.
Meniere’s can cause pressure or pain in the ear, severe cases of dizziness or vertigo, hearing loss and a ringing or roaring noise known as tinnitus, according to online websites on ear diseases.