Huey Lewis - "I May Never Sing Again"
80's singing star Huey Lewis has spoken about the sudden hearing loss that could mean he never hears music ever again.
Lewis, 67, had a sting of hits including I Want A New Drug and The Power Of Love with his band The News, selling 15 million albums.
The band has been touring for forty years, but when he finished up a gig in Dallas earlier this year, Lewis experienced a bizarre sensation: the bass guitar sounded like a fighter jet, and everything turned into white noise.
After a series of tests, doctors discovered Lewis had Meniere's disease, a rare incurable inner ear condition.
Now, Lewis has shared his painful ordeal for the first time, telling speaking to US Today's Jenna Bush Hager.
'I haven't come to grips with the fact that I may never sing again,' Lewis said
'I'm still hoping I'm gonna get better. They say a positive attitude is important.'
'Even though I can hear you, we can talk, I can talk on the phone — I can't sing. I can't hear music. I can do everything but what I love to do the most, which is a drag.'
Unfortunately there's no cure for Meniere's but it is commonly treated with diuretic pills and a low-salt diet to stop fluid build-up in the ear.
'It's a syndrome based on symptoms, and it affects people differently. All they can come up with as treatment is diet. No caffeine, lower salt, and keep your fingers crossed,' Lewis told Bush Hager
'It can get better. It just hasn't yet.'