Fans who were excited to see Huey Lewis and the News at Frederik Meijer Gardens this summer got some sad news Friday afternoon. Lewis has cancelled all of his 2018 performances, including the one scheduled for Frederik Meijer Gardens on July 8.

In a release, John VanderHaagen, Public Relations manager for Meijer Gardens said that they are wishing Lewis a "speedy recovery and are looking forward to having him back at the Meijer Gardens Amphitheater again in the future."

Lewis is cancelling his tour due to hearing loss.

Lewis announced the cancellation in a statement, saying:

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.

Sincerely, Huey

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