Huey Lewis and the News cancels River Spirit show

Brenda Watkins
April 14, 2018

Huey Lewis and the News have cancelled the rest of their shows in 2018 after revealing their frontman lost his hearing earlier this year.

Staab had said in January, when the act was announced, that Huey Lewis was a performer Tastegoers wanted.

'80s icon Huey Lewis may have to hang up the towel permanently due to a recent severe hearing loss over the past couple months.

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According to the note, doctors believe Lewis has Meniere's disease, an inner ear condition that causes severe dizziness, ringing in the ears and hearing loss, and he can't perform until his condition improves.

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Lewis, best known for his hit Power Of Love from the Back To The Future soundtrack, said he had visited a number of clinics "hoping to find an answer" to his symptoms.

Hostfest President David Reiten commented, "Norsk Høstfest is deeply disappointed to hear the news".

All of the upcoming show dates and music festivals, including the Wisconsin State Fair and San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival are officially cancelled. "Needless to say, I feel terrible about this, and I sincerely apologize to all the fans who've already bought tickets and were planning to come see us".

A post on the Wisconsin State Fair web site said that people who bought tickets to see a Lewis performance there would be getting a refund.

Huey Lewis and the Newsis canceling all its future performances because Lewis has suffered serious damage to his hearing.

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