Huey Lewis Suicidal After Hearing Loss!
The ‘Hip to Be Square’ hitmaker completely lost the hearing two years ago whilst in Dallas for a concert. Read on for more on Huey Lewis being suicidal…
CelebNhealth247.com reports Huey Lewis said the incident was an ”absolute nightmare”.
Huey Lewis explained:
I thought the bass amp had blown a speaker. I just heard this horrible noise and I couldn’t find a pitch or even hear myself. It was an absolute nightmare. The worst thing. Just horrible.
The 69-year-old star had previously lost the hearing in just his right ear in 1987.
He was diagnosed with Meniere’s disease and was told to “get used to it.”
Huey recalled his first run-in with hearing loss:
I felt like I had been in a swimming pool and my ear was full. I couldn’t shake it out or pop my ears. I went to all kinds of doctors and an EMT finally said to me, ‘Get used to it.’ I said, ‘Get used to it? I’m a musician!’
[Meniere’s disease is] a syndrome based on symptoms. If you have fullness in your ears, vertigo, and tinnitus, they call it Meniere’s, but they don’t know what it is.
Mr. Lewis was left contemplating his “demise.”
He goes on to say:
He tried various methods to try and get his hearing back, including visiting renowned hearing specialists and following an all-organic, low-fat, caffeine-free, essential-oils diet, but nothing worked.
I was suicidal. There was literally roaring tinnitus in my head. I just laid in bed. There was nothing I could do. I’d just lay in bed and contemplate my demise.
Huey pushed through the darkest times with the help of his family and friends.
He told Rolling Stone magazine:
It turns out you can get used to almost anything. I told myself things like, ‘At least I don’t have pancreatic cancer’.
The Bay area artist told the magazine:
I’m a lucky guy. No matter what happens, I’m a lucky guy. Sometimes I have to remind myself of that. But I am.