Huey Lewis: Tico Torres, the drummer for Bon Jovi, and I became really good friends through golf. Every year we play in an event called the Alfred Dunhill Cup in Scotland. On Saturday, the last day, there's a banquet and we sit in and jam with the band a bit.
Tico's a great guy. His heart's in the right place.
The year I lost my hearing, we met up at the golf tournament and Tico said, "Huey, how you doin'?" He's from New Jersey. He sounds like one of The Sopranos. "How you doin?"
I said, "Tico, it's bad. I lost my hearing. I can't sing anymore." I explained the whole deal to him.
He listened to me with furrowed brows, gently shaking his head, looking downward the whole time. When I finished, he shook his head and said, "What ya gonna do?"
And so that's been my new mantra: What are you gonna do? I mean, I have to do something. I want to stay creative. I want to stay busy and not focus on how bad my hearing is. So I concentrate on our theatrical endeavors, fishing, that little TV show I'm working on… It's something to hope for. It keeps me going.