Huey Lewis cancels 2018 tour dates due to hearing loss

Huey Lewis & the News have canceled their remaining tour dates for the year due to Lewis' gradual hearing loss.

In a new statement from the band, it's revealed that Lewis -- who was scheduled to perform at Outside Lands this summer, in addition to a number of headlining shows throughout the country -- has lost "most" of his hearing, and that his doctors have indicated he suffers from Meniere's Disease, an inner ear disorder that can cause vertigo, tinnitus and ear pressure.

"Two and a half months ago, just before a show in Dallas, I lost most of my hearing," he writes. "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... The doctors believe I have Meniere's Disease and have agreed that I can't perform until I improve."

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VANCOUVER, BC - AUGUST 27: Singer-songwriter Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and the News performs on stage during Summer NIght Concert Series at PNE Amphitheatre on August 27, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
Musician Huey Lewis attends the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary screening in the Manhattan borough of New York, October 21, 2015. The film franchise is celebrating today's date as in the first sequel, the main characters traveled through time to October 21, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
ATLANTA, GA - MAY 14: Huey Lewis performs at Centennial Olympic Park on May 14, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Erika Goldring/FilmMagic)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 21: Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and The News performs at the Lost Lake Music Festival on October 21, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 21: Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and The News performs at the Lost Lake Music Festival on October 21, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 05: Huey Lewis reacts on the 3rd tee during day one of the 2017 Alfred Dunhill Championship at Carnoustie on October 5, 2017 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 21: Huey Lewis and The News performs at the Lost Lake Music Festival on October 21, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - MARCH 04: Huey Lewis performs a duet with Linda Santana as part of Huey Lewis & The News In Concert at Coliseo Jose M. Agrelot on March 4, 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by GV Cruz/WireImage)
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - MARCH 02: Huey Lewis talks to media as part of Huey Lewis & the News Press Conference at La Concha Hotel & Casino on March 2, 2016 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by GV Cruz/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - JUNE 12: Huey Lewis performs at Hard Rock Live on June 12, 2015 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/WireImage)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Musician Huey Lewis hits a shot on the second hole during the final round of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 15, 2015 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
PEBBLE BEACH, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Musician Huey Lewis hits a shot on the third hole during the 3M Celebrity Challenge before the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am at the Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 11, 2015 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 31: Huey Lewis of Huey Lewis and The News performs during the 2013 Allstate fan fest at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in the Jax Brewery Parking Lot on December 31, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Skip Bolen/WireImage)
CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 04: Huey Lewis on the 17th tee during the first round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at Carnoustie Golf Links on October 4, 2012 in Carnoustie, Scotland. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
ST ANDREWS, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 06: Miusician Huey Lewis on the first green during the third round of The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship at The Old Course on October 6, 2012 in St Andrews, Scotland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
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