Huey Lewis & The News announced today (Friday, the 13th, no less) that they have to cancel the rest of their 2018 shows, including the scheduled August 4th headliner show at Wisconsin State Fair.
This post was on the band's Facebook page today:
"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.
We hope he gets better and would love to see them in the future. I'm especially bummed, I was scheduled to possibly introduce the show. :(