Huey Lewis and the shocking news: The 67-year-old singer has cancelled all tour dates this year because of hearing loss.
"Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing," Lewis revealed in a note posted on his band's website and Twitter feed. "Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can't hear music well enough to sing."
Lewis said he has been advised by doctors that he may have Meniere's disease, an inner ear disorder.
Huey Lewis and the News, famous for 1980s hits like "I Want a New Drug" and "If This Is It," had 16 dates on its spring and summer tour schedule, starting April 20 in Hollywood, Florida. All shows have now been scrapped.
"Needless to say, I feel horrible about this," Lewis said, adding, "I'm hoping to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I'll be able to perform again."
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