Huey Lewis and the News cancels State Fair performance after Huey's hearing loss

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Huey Lewis and the News have cancelled their upcoming show at the Wisconsin State Fair. The band has cancelled all upcoming shows due to an issue with Huey's hearing.

Huey sent this statement:

"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."

The Wisconsin State Fair said anyone who purchased tickets to the show will get an email with refund details. Those who purchased tickets through the fair need to bring the original ticket with the purchase information to the State Fair ticket office to receive a refund. The Ticket Office is located at 7722 W. Greenfield Avenue in West Allis and is open from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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