Rock and country singer KT Tunstall has cancelled her summer tour dates following fears that she is developing further hearing problems.
The 46-year-old Black Horse And The Cherry Tree singer lost hearing in her left ear during a tour in 2018.
Tunstall announced the cancellations over Twitter, calling the decision “extremely difficult”.
“Playing live has been my life for the last 20 years, and is my deepest passion.” Said Tunstall. “Permanently losing 100% of my hearing in my left ear overnight whilst on tour in 2018 was an enormous shock, and the result of years of touring without adequate periods of rest, which caused an acute physical breakdown.”
“After a recent run of consecutive shows and travel in July, I have experienced some issues with my right ear; a small amount of tinnitus – which is exactly how the breakdown of my left ear began.”
Sending love & thanks in advance to those of you who will have to wait a little longer until I see you, but I promise I *will* see you soon – in rude (and rocking) health! ??⚡️
Much love, KT x pic.twitter.com/tu1T7TC0i9
— KT Tunstall (@KTTunstall) July 27, 2021
“To move forward safely in my career, I must ensure that my touring schedule leaves adequate rest between smaller batches of shows. With huge regret and sadness, this means I will no longer be able to join Hall & Oates on their incredible tour.”
“I wish to play live and create music for the rest of my life,” Explained Tunstall. “But to best ensure I will be able to do so, I must put my hearing health first as it could the difference between being able to be a musician or not.”
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