Singer Kenji Wu loses 60% of his hearing in left ear due to stress and insomnia

19 December 2016 / 5 months 1 week ago

According to media reports, Taiwanese singer-songwriter Kenji Wu has lost 60 percent of hearing in his left ear, causing many fans to worry about his situation.

For the past six months, Kenji had been busy with his self-directed movie and composing new songs for his album. He was also busy with the shop opening of his fashion label Debrand.

As a result, he had insomnia and could not sleep well. As he was unable to fall asleep, he continued to write songs in the middle of the night. Even if he managed to sleep, he would end up dreaming about work.

He said, “I felt tired everyday. I lost track of how much sleep I have.”

Around May or June this year, Kenji suddenly felt that he could not hear clearly in his left ear, and often, he could not hear high and low notes. When talking to others, their voices would sound robotic to him, reported Asian Pop News.

One day after waking up, he heard a ringing sound and experienced unbalanced pressure in both ears.. He also suffered migraines and dizziness all the time.

At first, he visited a clinic to clean up his earwax. But as he did not get better, he visited a specialist.

After a thorough checkup, Kenji was diagnosed with sudden deafness due to stress, but as he missed the golden period to seek treatment, the nerves in his left ear were badly damaged.

The golden period to seek treatment is the initial six months. The longer treatment is delayed, the worse your condition will be. You could also lose your hearing permanently.

Although Kenji does not need any hearing aid for now, he will not be able to regain his hearing ability completely. Being a singer, this initially came as a huge blow to Kenji.

Kenji also wrote a Facebook post and urged his fans not to worry about him.

He said, “This is life. If you face it bravely, your life will become a comedy. If you avoid it, your life will become a tragedy. The actor is you, and the director is also you.”

“I never thought of giving up, and I am even more determined to face it! I am able to use my heart to see things! And understand that things may not be turn out to be what you want, but as long as you have a clear conscience.”

Kenji also said that although he had a setback, he managed to come up with an album that was his favourite all these years.

He also said positively, “I guess, 60-70% of hearing is enough! Don’t you think that heaven is really humorous. It took away some things but give you new things.”

Kenji’s recording label, Warner Music said that Kenji is facing his condition very positively. He expressed his feelings in his new song, ‘Life is very Humourous’ <人生超幽默>.

His agency also added that Kenji is currently not under any medication, and he has been trying to relax, so his sleeping has also improved tremendously.

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