After being diagnosed with Meniere’s disease, Huey Lewis cancels remainder of 2018 Tour including the band’s stop in Alton, IL on June 24th.
“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”
For those who have purchased ticket for the June performance at the, the venue will be issuing refunds for tickets as follows: Purchasers who purchased via MetroTix web/phone will receive an automatic refund issued to the credit card used for the original purchase; Ticket holders who purchased in person at the Alton Visitor’s Center or other locations should return their tickets in person to the place of purchase for a refund. The Visitor’s Center will process refunds beginning Monday, April 16, 2018. A refund will typically appear on credit card statement within 3-10 business days of issue.
For further information on refunds, visit www.metrotix.com or call 314.534.1111