Five-time Grammy nominee Tank made a heartbreaking personal reveal this week: he's going deaf.
The R&B star expounded on his health condition in an Instagram video this week.
"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]," the "When We" singer told his followers. "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."
Despite his health struggle, the 45-year-old said he's persevering.
"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. The goals are still the same – to be great, to be the greatest. And I want to say that to you too," he said. "No matter what you're going through, no matter where you find yourself/ Whether your body is failing you, whether your mind is failing you, whether your spirit is failing you – keep going, keep pushing."
After his post, Tank's wife, Zena Foster, commented on Instagram. "I love you babe and don't worry I can talk louder."
On May 13, Tank updated his 1.8 million followers. The singer has no brain-related issues, but has a "very severe case of vertigo with little additives here and there." His right ear, though, is getting worse, and he has a deviated septum.
"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.
Additionally, Tank encouraged his fans to verbally share their support now.
"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 appealed. "We have to do more in appreciating us in the moment."