R&B Singer Tank Reveals He’s Going Deaf & Has Been Diagnosed with ‘Severe’ Vertigo


Tank is opening up about his health.

The 45-year-old R&B star revealed in a series of videos posted to Instagram that he was suffering from a sudden case of vertigo that had caused him to go deaf in his right ear and severely diminished his ability to hear with his left ear.

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“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],” he said a video posted on Wednesday (May 12). “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.”

“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,” he added. “The goals are still the same – to be great, to be the greatest. And I want to say that to you too.”

Tank assured fans that he was going to post updates about his condition and the next day shared that his doctor had diagnosed him with “a very severe case of vertigo”, but no brain-related issues. He also added that he has a deviated septum and that sadly the condition of his right ear had worsened.

“I tested lower today in terms of the things I could hear in this ear, so hopefully that starts to turn around quickly, and I can get back out there and do what I do,” he said.

Tank requested support from fans and asked them not to wait until it was too late.

“Say it now, don’t wait until I’m deaf or in a wheelchair cause I can’t walk in a straight line. I want to be able to celebrate and dance, right now!” he added. “We have to do more in appreciating us in the moment.”

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Photos: Getty Images Posted to: Tank



Updated: May 15, 2021 — 4:48 pm

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