Mark McGrath Reveals The Toll Performing Has Taken On His Health

Popstar

April 4, 2019

Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath just revealed that he’s going deaf!

 

“It’s years and years of being on the road and being two feet in front of symbols and drums. So high frequencies, I can’t hear anymore. I’ll be listening to people and they’ll tell me their names and I can’t hear anymore.”

 

“It’s scary because my job is hearing,” the 51-year-old singer admitted. “[The future] is absolutely a worry of mine.”

 

Mark is the front man for Sugar Ray, a band that rose to fame in the ’90s, and became a household name with hits like “Fly,” “Someday” and “Every Morning.”

 

Years of performing onstage has taken its toll on the singer, especially without the use of in-ears, a type of hearing aid which allow you to hear yourself while blocking out background sounds.

 

“Fortunately for the new generation, they have in-ears. I’m dumb enough not to use them though,” Mark said. “I still need the sights, sounds and smells of a concert, and that includes the auditory part, but, unfortunately, mine’s going.”

 

Mark also shares that Huey Lewis even warned him about the possibility of hearing loss.

 

“The whole Huey Lewis thing has been a warning for all of this for sure,” he explained. “There’s a lot in play there. It’s one of those things you don’t even want to admit.”

 

“You can’t repair your hearing,” McGrath added. “Once it goes, it goes. You can hope to stop the damage.”

 

However, despite his declining auditory functions, Mark is still on the road performing. He has shows scheduled until the rest of the year.

 

Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath just revealed that he’s going deaf!

 

“I’m deaf now. I cannot hear any more,” he told DailyMail TV this week. “It’s years and years of being on the road and being two feet in front of symbols and drums. So high frequencies, I can’t hear anymore. I’ll be listening to people and they’ll tell me their names and I can’t hear anymore.”

 

“It’s scary because my job is hearing,” the 51-year-old singer admitted. “[The future] is absolutely a worry of mine.”

 

Mark is the front man for Sugar Ray, a band that rose to fame in the ’90s, and became a household name with hits like “Fly,” “Someday” and “Every Morning.”

 

Years of performing onstage has taken its toll on the singer, especially without the use of in-ears, a type of hearing aid which allow you to hear yourself while blocking out background sounds.

 

“Fortunately for the new generation, they have in-ears. I’m dumb enough not to use them though,” Mark said. “I still need the sights, sounds and smells of a concert, and that includes the auditory part, but, unfortunately, mine’s going.”

 

Mark also shares that Huey Lewis even warned him about the possibility of hearing loss.

 

“The whole Huey Lewis thing has been a warning for all of this for sure,” he explained. “There’s a lot in play there. It’s one of those things you don’t even want to admit.”

 

“You can’t repair your hearing,” McGrath added. “Once it goes, it goes. You can hope to stop the damage.”

 

However, despite his declining auditory functions, Mark is still on the road performing. He has shows scheduled until the rest of the year.