Lil Louis Deafened by ‘Idiot’ Manager
House legend Lil Louis suffered serious hearing damage as he soundchecked in Manchester last weekend when an ‘idiot’ manager ‘came into the booth and without notice’ fired a ‘very powerful CO2 cannon blaster machine’ inches of his ear.
“As he shot it, the compressed air that blasted out of the cannon was louder and more shrill than anything I’d ever heard. It hurt so bad, I jumped in the air and screamed. The pain was followed by an intense ringing and muffled silence. The left side of the room went dead, and I couldn’t hear anything except that ring,” Lil Louis described on his Facebook page.
“I was taken to the hospital, where I spent the night being passed around a bevy of doctors including an ENT specialist. I was diagnosed with SIHL (sound induced hearing loss), a permanent hearing loss, and given a strong steroid medication.
I haven’t been able to easily walk straight (my equilibrium is off), so I can’t work out, hold down food, and I’m nauseous and lightheaded. I’ve gone from sleeping two hours a day to being in bed for two days.
“I am fucking upset, because this idiot, (a manager no less) should have known better. And not only did he prevent me from playing for you, he may have ended my career as a DJ and Artist.”