Singer Tank says he’s losing his hearing and has been diagnosed with a ‘very severe case of vertigo’: ‘It came out of nowhere’
R&B singer Tank revealed that he has been going deaf and was recently diagnosed with what he described as a ‘very severe case of vertigo.’
The 45-year-old Maybe I Deserve songwriter made the announcements public through Instagram videos on Wednesday and Friday, where he addressed his fans’ concerns about his health.
The hitmaker, whose real name is Durrell Babbs, noted in both clips that he was dedicated to remaining optimistic about his situation and would continue to focus on his well-being for the foreseeable future.
Getting the word out: R&B singer Tank revealed that he has been going deaf and was recently diagnosed with a ‘severe case of vertigo’ in a pair of videos shared to his Instagram account on Wednesday and Friday
‘I’m going through something right now and I want to use my situation to encourage your situation.’ he began in his first video.
The Please Don’t Go singer then gave his fans specifics about his medical situation and expressed that he did not understand the cause of the symptoms he was experiencing.
‘I’m going completely deaf in my right ear and I’m kind of losing sound in my left, I’m dizzy and I can’t walk a straight line. All of this [came] from out of nowhere, don’t know how or why,’ he said.
He went on to reassure his followers that he was taking his state of health in stride and that he would keep pushing to live his life as best as he could.
Unclear causes: In his first video, the When We singer expressed that his symptoms came ‘from out of nowhere’; he is pictured in October of 2020
Fighting through it: Although he acknowledged the severity of his health issues, Tank told his followers that he was determined to remain optimistic
‘It still hasn’t given me a reason to give up. It still hasn’t given me a reason to stop feeling like I can do or be everything that I’ve set out to be. The goals are still the same,’ he said.