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Huey Lewis, suffering hearing loss, cancels 2018 tour

Huey Lewis and The News has canceled its 2018 tour while frontman Lewis deals with the sudden loss of his hearing. In a statement, the band says Lewis lost most of his hearing a few months ago before a show in Dallas and now "can't hear music well enough to sing." Doctors told him he should not perform until his hearing improves.
By The News · 13 of April 2018 21:09:45
FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 file photo, musician Huey Lewis attends the "Back To The Future" 25th anniversary reunion in New York. In a statement released Friday, April 13, 2018, Huey Lewis and The News announced the cancellation of its 2018 tour while frontman Lewis deals with the sudden loss of his hearing. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer), No available, FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 file photo, musician Huey Lewis attends the "Back To The Future" 25th anniversary reunion in New York. In a statement released Friday, April 13, 2018, Huey Lewis and The News announced the cancellation of its 2018 tour while frontman Lewis deals with the sudden loss of his hearing. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

NEW YORK (AP) — Huey Lewis and The News has canceled its 2018 tour while frontman Lewis deals with the sudden loss of his hearing.

In a statement released Friday, the band says Lewis lost most of his hearing a few months ago before a show in Dallas and now he “can’t hear music well enough to sing.”

Doctors told him he shouldn’t perform until his hearing improves. Lewis suspects he has Meniere’s disease, a disorder of the inner ear.

Huey Lewis and The News has sold a combined 15 million albums with “Sports” and “Fore!” The group’s singles include “Power of Love” and “I Want a New Drug.”

Lewis says he wants to “sincerely apologize” to fans and concentrate on getting better. He hopes to be able to perform again soon.