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  Ayumi Hamasaki Becoming Completely Deaf

1yr ago   ·   Saturday 20 May, 2017 - 11:17pm UTC   ·   Aysohmay   ·   12 upvotes   ·   11 comments   ·   658,461 views
Ayumi Hamasaki Becoming Completely Deaf

Ayumi Hamasaki has begun to lose her ability to hear out of her right ear, putting her down a path to becoming completely deaf.

In a blog posted to her Team Ayu site, Hamasaki revealed the news that she is becoming completely deaf.

"I was told after various hearing tests that my right ear (which has been working overtime to compensate for the deafness of my left ear) is quickly weakening," she said.

Just before the start of this year's tour, the singer had been experiencing vertigo and sickness.

"I was experiencing crippling dizziness. I was unable to walk in a straight line, and was often vomiting in the restroom while at the rehearsal studio," she said.

With her complete deafness becoming a reality, Hamasaki has been struggling to cope with how to move forward with life after spending the majority of it as a pop superstar.

"I remember wondering how would I as a singer be able to cope with two useless ears. I was in the dark," she said.

In 2000, Hamasaki caught an ear infection while in the middle of a tour. Doctors advised the singer to rest and reduce her exposure to loud noises, but she ignored their recommendation and resumed touring after only a few days in the hospital.

From that point forward, Hamasaki's hearing in her left ear gradually become worse and worse until, in 2008, doctors informed her the she had permanently lost hearing in her left ear.

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    lucynya 1yr ago

    I'm extremely sad for this       she has always done her best to keep on making such beautiful, iconic songs despite all her health issues, which she's been carrying for many years... I hope that this at least shut the mouths of all those who criticise her, she is the most successful Japanese female artist ever, like it or not, and she worked and struggled so hard to earn that place!! I hope that she recovers, that's the most important thing for now. I will always love and support her whatever happens♥ #WeLoveYouAyu

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    CherryRose 1yr ago

    As much as I love Ayu, I often worry about how much work she does with these concerts and the music she pumps out. I knew that they would come back to haunt her over time, but I didn't consider this to be one of the end results. Even if she were to go deaf, she could always shift to being a songwriter, but I don't think that would suffice for her since she loves performing. It would just break her heart in the end.

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    aiko22 1yr ago

    I'm so so sad & feel sorry for her as she's my queen & my inspirational singer T^T

    I hope she gets better soon T^T

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    bwj111 1yr ago

       This is so heartbreaking.  You would think in this day and age, medicine would be able to prevent this sort of thing from happening or replicate the delicate hearing hairs in someone's ear.  Hope she gets some much needed R&R and is able to stay strong.  There will need to be some major adjustments to the tour, or postpone it for the time being.

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    keiseki 1yr ago

    that actually explains a lot. I feel for her~

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    KazuniUchiha 1yr ago

    Oh man...........I really don't know what to say about this. It goes to show you life can always take a unexpected turn. 

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    MadoHomu 1yr ago

    Oh no! I feel so sorry for her and her fans as well T_T

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    mab0roshi 1yr ago

    "Doctors advised the singer not to rest and reduce her exposure to loud noises" This is a typo, right? 

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    Tinnichan 1yr ago

    I'm pretty sure, cause if it wasn't, that would kind of stupid for them to say   

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    Taemi 1yr ago

    Omg how heartbreaking 🙁😢😣💔

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    YashMJ 8mo ago

    I'm so sorry to hear that! I can't even imagine how tough it would've been for her to cope with that, Why do bad things happen to good people???? Why do they suffer and live their lives struggling without a fix? No matter what happens we'll be here for you, loving and supporting you till our last breathe #WeLoveYouAyu

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