R&B Singer Tank Reveals He is ‘Going Completely Deaf”Out of Nowhere’ Due to ‘Extreme Case of Vertigo’

Singer Tank is being open with his fans about his latest health struggle.

The R&B star, 45, shared the emotional news that he is going deaf in his right ear and losing his hearing in the other in an Instagram video posted Wednesday. In a follow-up the following day, he shared that his doctor diagnosed him with an “extreme case of vertigo.”

“I’m going through something right now and I want to use my situation to encourage your situation. I’m going completely deaf in my right ear and I’m kind of losing sound in my left [ear],” the “Maybe I Deserve” singer began. “I’m dizzy, can’t walk a straight line. All of this out of nowhere. Don’t know how or why. I’m seeing a doctor, got MRIs going on and medication… all of that.”


Staying positive through the shock, the musician said he was determined to keep fighting and urged fans to be brave in their own battles, too.

“But, 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 and be everything that I’ve set out to be,” Tank said in the clip. “The goals are still the same – to be great, to be the greatest. And I want to say that to you too.”

“No matter what you’re going through, no matter where you find yourself,” he added. “Whether your body is failing you, whether your mind is failing you, whether your spirit is failing you – keep going, keep pushing.”

Tank also promised fans he’d remain open and share updates with them.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE Magazine, Janine Puhak