Huey Lewis & The News have cancelled all of their remaining 2018 tour dates. According to a post on the band’s Facebook page, frontman Huey Lewis has been unable to hear properly for two-and-a-half months due to what are probably complications from Meniere’s disease. The band was slated to play a number of shows this year, including a set at San Francisco’s popular Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.
Lewis’ Facebook post reads:
Huey Lewis and The News cancel all 2018 performances
Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing. Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can’t hear music well enough to sing. The lower frequencies distort violently making it impossible to ﬁnd pitch. I’ve been to the House Ear Institute, the Stanford Ear Institute, and the Mayo Clinic, hoping to ﬁnd an answer. The doctors believe I have Meniere’s disease and have agreed that I can’t perform until I improve. Therefore the only prudent thing to do is to cancel all future shows. Needless to say, I feel horrible about this, and wish to sincerely apologize to all the fans who’ve already bought tickets and were planning to come see us. I’m going to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I’ll be able to perform again.
There’s word yet on how long Lewis will need to be off the road, but we wish him the best in his recovery.