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Hearing loss forces Huey Lewis to cancel Aug. 19 concert at Northern Quest

In this file photo, musician Huey Lewis attends the “Back To The Future” 25th anniversary reunion in New York. In a statement released April 13, Huey Lewis and The News announced the cancellation of its 2018 tour while frontman Lewis deals with the sudden loss of his hearing. (Peter Kramer / AP)
In this file photo, musician Huey Lewis attends the “Back To The Future” 25th anniversary reunion in New York. In a statement released April 13, Huey Lewis and The News announced the cancellation of its 2018 tour while frontman Lewis deals with the sudden loss of his hearing. (Peter Kramer / AP)

After revealing health concerns related to hearing loss in a Facebook post, Huey Lewis announced he was canceling his 2018 tour dates, including his Aug. 19 concert at Northern Quest Resort and Casino, which was to also feature Richard Marx.

“Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing,” Lewis said. “Although I can still hear a little, one on one, and on the phone, I can’t hear music well enough to sing.”

Lewis said his hearing loss has made lower frequencies “distort violently” so that he can’t find pitch. He said his doctors believe he has Ménière’s disease, the symptoms of which include vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus.

“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,” Lewis said. “I’m going to concentrate on getting better, and hope that one day soon I’ll be able to perform again.”

Full refunds will automatically be credited to each ticket holder’s account. Those who bought tickets using cash can get full refunds at the Northern Quest box office.

Those with questions about ticket refunds should call the box office at (509) 481-2800 or (878) 871-6772.


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