LOS ANGELES • Huey Lewis has dangerous news for his followers.
He won’t be performing this 12 months, the singer stated over the weekend, revealing that he had lost most of his listening to and couldn’t “hear music well enough to sing”.
His group, Huey Lewis And The News, which have been one of many largest acts of the 1980s with hits similar to The Power Of Love and Hip To Be Square, had been scheduled to fulfil at the least 10 dates this 12 months.
Lewis, 67, stated he skilled extreme listening to loss earlier this 12 months.
“The lower frequencies distort violently, making it impossible to find pitch,” he stated.
The singer stated docs consider he could also be affected by Meniere’s illness, an inner-ear dysfunction that causes vertigo, ringing within the ear and everlasting listening to loss.
“I can’t perform until I improve,” Lewis stated, citing his docs’ recommendation after looking for treatment from three clinics.
“Needless to say, I feel horrible about this and wish to sincerely apologise to all the fans who’ve already bought tickets and were planning to come see us,” he added.
Huey Lewis And The News have been scheduled to headline at the least six live shows this spring and summer time.
They have been additionally scheduled to carry out on the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco in addition to open for pop veteran Jimmy Buffett in Boston and Las Vegas.