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Lil Louis left with permanent hearing loss following Sankeys accident

By | Published on Thursday 29 January 2015

Lil Louis

Lil Louis has said that his career as a DJ and producer may be over, following hearing damage he suffered in an accident with an air horn at Sankeys nightclub in Manchester on Saturday.

In a post on Facebook, the house producer said that during soundcheck an unnamed member of staff at the venue came into the DJ booth and “decided to show off a new toy (a very powerful CO2 cannon blaster machine), which seemed twelve inches from my left ear”.

Following hospital treatment, he was diagnosed with permanent “sound induced hearing loss” in his left ear. He added that it also means his “equilibrium is off”, leaving him unable to walk in a straight line.

“I am fucking upset, because this idiot (a manager no less), should have known better”, he wrote. “And not only did he prevent me from playing for you, he may have ended my career as a DJ and artist. I’m not looking for sympathy, but to prevent any new rumours from milling, instead of handling it privately as usual, this time I’m sharing the details”.