Fans and friends are sending up prayers for R&B singer Tank, who shared a shocking revelation about his health on Wednesday.
In an Instagram video, the “Can’t Let It Show” singer revealed that he’s going deaf in one ear and suffering hearing loss in the other
. “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 kinda losing sound in my left,” Tank said.
In addition to experiencing dizziness, he said he’s unable to walk a straight line, adding, “All of this out of nowhere, don’t know how or why.”
Tank said he’s been seeing a doctor and taking medications, and shared his optimistic approach to the possibility that the diagnosis might affect his singing career.
“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 continued. “The goals are still the same: to be great, to be greatest.”
He plans on documenting his journey in hopes to inspire others to “keep pushing” forward.
“No matter what you’re going through, no matter where you find yourself, whether your body’s failing you, whether your mind is failing you, whether your spirit is failing you, keep going. Keep pushing,” he concluded.
Tank’s comments were filled with dozens of loving words and prayer hand emojis from the likes of Taraji P. Henson, Mehcad Brooks, Melanie Fiona and Victoria Monét, as well as Tank’s wife, Zena Foster.
“I love you babe and don’t worry, I can talk louder,” Zena wrote.
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