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all the NEWS that's fit to print?!....do you ever wonder what happened to Huey Lewis.......???
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 11, 2020 08:09PM
......had to stop performing due to Ménière’s disease.....symptoms....vertigo, stuffed ears, hearing loss and tinnitus [ can't hear the music, hold pitch, so can't perform ].......


.....Esquire article......


The Story of Huey Lewis Is Not a Tragedy

Suddenly, and without warning, the beloved pop star lost his ability to hear amplified music. Now, from his remote Montana ranch, he's on a search for answers.


.....We’re months away from the release of Weather, the first album of original Huey Lewis and the News music since 2001, and Huey doesn’t know if he’ll be able to perform again. Two years ago, he lost the ability to hear amplified music, to find pitch, to sing live. “When it’s really bad, I’m completely deaf almost,” he says. The title Weather was originally a nod to age and to the band’s breakthrough, Sports, but there’s a newer meaning than what we’re used to getting from Huey. It’s possible that with a lot of living still ahead, his last gig is behind him. “We’re getting a little weather now,” he tells me. “It’s not a perfectly clear day.”.......


......For the past three decades, Huey’s been relying on one good ear. His right one went out just before a gig in Boston in the mid-eighties, and a specialist in San Francisco told him to get used to it. “You only need one ear,” he says. “Brian Wilson had one ear.”

Then came January 27, 2018.

Huey was backstage at a News gig in Dallas, and all at once the opening act turned into distortion. “They’re playing, and it sounds like it’s warfare ... like there’s an airplane taking off.” He went through with the gig, but even the sound in his in-ear monitors was a jumble. He couldn’t find pitch in his own music. “It was the worst night of my life.” An ear specialist put him on a steroid regimen for twenty-eight days. No change. He saw a rheumatologist, then an immunologist, then an otolaryngologist at Stanford. The best any of them could do was to diagnose it, and barely. “They tell me I have Ménière’s disease, but nobody knows what Ménière’s is. It’s a syndrome based on the symptoms. If you have vertigo, stuffed ears—like it feels like you just got out of a swimming pool—and hearing loss and tinnitus,” all of which Huey has experienced, “then they call it Ménière’s.” He shrugs. “But they don’t know what it is.” They also don’t know what causes it or how to cure it. His doctors have put him on a low-salt diet, but he’s not sure it’s helping. The condition might go away as it came on. It also might not.......



in case.....you didn't know the........NEWS.......?!



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Re: all the NEWS that's fit to print?!....do you ever wonder what happened to Huey Lewis.......???
Posted by: Microman
Date: February 11, 2020 08:45PM
There was a segment on him on the CBS Sunday morning show
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Re: all the NEWS that's fit to print?!....do you ever wonder what happened to Huey Lewis.......???
Posted by: wave rider
Date: February 11, 2020 09:19PM
Darn.



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Re: all the NEWS that's fit to print?!....do you ever wonder what happened to Huey Lewis.......???
Posted by: GGD
Date: February 11, 2020 09:32PM
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NewtonMP2100
“They tell me I have Ménière’s disease, but nobody knows what Ménière’s is. It’s a syndrome based on the symptoms. If you have vertigo, stuffed ears—like it feels like you just got out of a swimming pool—and hearing loss and tinnitus,” all of which Huey has experienced, “then they call it Ménière’s.”

There's a very famous case of Ménière’s disease, and it was cured surgically, allowing Alan Shepard to walk on the Moon.

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In late 1963, Shepard began to experience episodes of extreme dizziness and nausea, accompanied by a loud, clanging noise in the left ear. He tried to keep it secret, fearing that he would lose his flight status, but was aware that if an episode occurred in the air or in space it could be fatal. Following an episode during a lecture in Houston, where he had recently moved from Virginia Beach, Virginia, Shepard was forced to confess his ailment to Slayton, who was now Director of Flight Operations, and seek help from NASA's doctors.[87]

The doctors diagnosed Ménière's disease, a condition in which fluid pressure builds up in the inner ear. This syndrome causes the semicircular canals and motion detectors to become extremely sensitive, resulting in disorientation, dizziness, and nausea. There was no known cure, but in about 20 percent of cases the condition went away by itself. They prescribed diuretics in an attempt to drain the fluid from the ear.

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In 1968, Stafford went to Shepard's office and told him that an otologist in Los Angeles had developed a cure for Ménière's disease. Shepard flew to Los Angeles, where he met with William F. House. House proposed to open Shepard's mastoid bone and make a tiny hole in the endolymphatic sac. A small tube was inserted to drain excess fluid. The surgery was conducted in early 1969 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Los Angeles, where Shepard checked in under the pseudonym of Victor Poulos.[83][96] The surgery was successful, and he was restored to full flight status on May 7, 1969.[83]

[en.wikipedia.org]
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Re: all the NEWS that's fit to print?!....do you ever wonder what happened to Huey Lewis.......???
Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 12, 2020 09:54AM
I only remember his one hit song.
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Posted by: rz
Date: February 12, 2020 10:29AM
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freeradical
I only remember his one hit song.

Which "one"? He/they had 10 Billboard Top 10 singles.
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Posted by: freeradical
Date: February 12, 2020 10:55AM
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freeradical
I only remember his one hit song.

Which "one"? He/they had 10 Billboard Top 10 singles.


Perhaps, but like a lot of 80's pop rock, all of his songs sound the same to me.
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Re: all the NEWS that's fit to print?!....do you ever wonder what happened to Huey Lewis.......???
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: February 12, 2020 01:01PM
I have it too. I recently found out that my grandfather suffered from it as well. Mine isn't as bad as some of the accounts I've read. Particularly Huey Lewis. For some people, it's completely debilitating. They can't drive. They can't work. Mine could progress to that. Or it couldn't. That's the frustrating part. No one knows what causes it so they just treat the symptoms. My ENT has a scale of least invasive to most invasive attacks. So far, I've not had to have surgery but it could be the case where I'd have to eventually.




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Re: all the NEWS that's fit to print?!....do you ever wonder what happened to Huey Lewis.......???
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: February 12, 2020 08:06PM
That’s a good piece. Hope Huey can find an answer.
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Re: all the NEWS that's fit to print?!....do you ever wonder what happened to Huey Lewis.......???
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 12, 2020 11:12PM
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rz
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freeradical
I only remember his one hit song.

Which "one"? He/they had 10 Billboard Top 10 singles.


Perhaps, but like a lot of 80's pop rock, all of his songs sound the same to me.

Perhaps you too suffer from Ménière’s.



It is what it is.
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Re: all the NEWS that's fit to print?!....do you ever wonder what happened to Huey Lewis.......???
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 13, 2020 01:23AM
Another article on the same topic: [www.latimes.com]



It is what it is.
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Re: all the NEWS that's fit to print?!....do you ever wonder what happened to Huey Lewis.......???
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 13, 2020 10:38AM
Perhaps, but like a lot of 80's pop rock, all of his songs sound the same to me.


Perhaps you too suffer from Ménière’s.



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