Whew! Exhale everyone, Mark McGrath is not going deaf. The singer things up himself after a worrying report revealed that he was losing lost his hearing after years of performing.
“Though it’s true I’ve lost some hearing in one ear (a common occurrence in this profession), this headline is entirely misleading, and taken way out of context,” the 51-year-old tweeted in response to one article. “Fortunately, (or unfortunately to some!) I look forward to performing for many years to come! Thanks for the concern.”
“Though I’ve definitely have some hearing loss in one ear (think of it as sight as you get older), I think the inclusion of the word ‘symbol’ is a symbol of the validity of this story,” the Sugar Ray frontman tweeted in response to another article. “Thank you to those who are concerned, and I look forward to rockin’ stages around the world.”
Fans were relived to hear the truth from the hitmaker himself, as they rushed to respond to the update. “Glad to hear it’s not as bad as the article says. I am sorry that it is happening to you. Looking forward to many more years of Sugar Ray music,” one person said. Another added, “Even with your reassurance, I’m still going to remind you to wear your in-ears! Love you, please continue to take care of yourself!” A third fan chimed in with, “Do glad to see that you’re doing well man, that headline had me worried I’d only get to see you perform twice haha.”
Even fellow singer Richard Marx, best known for the song “Right Here Waiting For You,” replied with, “My tinnitus grows steadily worse every year. I feel for all of us who devote our lives to making music and fear eventual silence.”
“Totally worth the sacrifice, when your fortunate to do something you love, and hear the stories of how much your music means to people (as you well know) … now, get off my lawn!” Mark replied.
We’re so happy to hear that Mark’s hearing is doing fine! Excuse us as we get back to listening to “Fly” on repeat.