Paul Simon revealed a shocking health update in a recent interview about his career and future in the music industry.
The legendary musician said he had completely lost his hearing in one ear during an interview on May 20th. Times of London. “Suddenly I lost most of my hearing in my left ear. No one can explain it,” Simon said. “That made everything more difficult,” he told The Times.
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Simon rose to fame as a member of 1960s folk duo Simon & Garfunkel, known for timeless songs like “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Mrs. Martin.” Robinson. ”
Simon’s subsequent solo career began in 1975 with the album Still Crazy After All These Years. He has since been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, and has won 16 Grammy Awards.
Losing his hearing was not part of the plan.
Simon hasn’t finished his musical work yet, but explained that he can’t hear the scenery change.
“My reaction to that was frustration and annoyance because I was still angry and thought it would go away on its own,” Simon told The Times.
Prospects for a legendary hit on a live stage may have faded, but Simon found a way to turn things around.
“I don’t sing my songs that I don’t want to sing live,” he said. (Related: Celine Dion Cancels Entire Tour)
“Sometimes there’s a song I like, and at one point on tour I’m like, ‘Paul, what the hell are you doing?'” he joked.
“It often happened during ‘You Can Call Me Al’. You would think, ‘What are you doing? ‘” Sounds like a Paul Simon cover band. Better get off the road and go home,” Simon told The Times.