Alka Yagnik diagnosed with Rare Hearing Loss

Alka Yagnik revealed that she has been diagnosed with a rare sensory hearing loss. She urged her fans to be careful in the wake of the news.

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"I knew something was not right."

Alka Yagnik took to her Instagram profile to reveal a sad diagnosis.

The veteran singer announced she has rare sensory hearing loss.

Posting a picture of herself on Instagram, she wrote:

“To all my fans, friends, followers and well wishers – a few weeks ago, as I walked out of a flight, I suddenly felt I was not able to hear anything.

“Having mustered some courage in the weeks following the episode, I want to break my silence now for all my friends and well wishers who have been asking me why I’m missing in action.

“It has been diagnosed by my doctors as a rare sensory neural nerve hearing loss, due to a viral attack.

“This sudden, major setback has caught me completely unaware.

“As I attempt to come to terms with it, please keep me in your prayers.

“For my fans and young colleagues, I would add a word of caution regarding exposure to very loud music and headphones.

“One day, I wish to share the health perils of my professional life.

“With all your love and support, I am hoping to recalibrate my life and come back to you soon.

“Your support and understanding will mean the world to me in this critical hour.”

Alka Yagnik diagnosed with Rare Hearing LossMany rushed to send their good wishes to Alka Yagnik.

The music composer AR Rahman wrote: “Wishing you a speedy recovery. Prayers and love.”

Ila Arun, who sang the hit song ‘Choli Ke Peeche‘ from Khal Nayak (1993) with Alka, added:

“So sorry to hear this, dearest Alka.

“I saw your picture and reacted. But what I read was heartbreaking.

“With blessings and today’s doctors, you will be fine and soon we will be hearing your sweet voice.

“Love you always. Take care.”

Sonu Nigam said: “I knew something was not right. I’ll see you when I get back.

“God speed your recovery.”

Shankar Mahadevan wrote: “Praying for your speedy recovery Alkaji!

“You are going to be absolutely okay and rocking as usual! Loads of love and best wishes.”

In February 2023, Alka was revealed to be the most streamed musical artist in the world with over 1.5 billion listeners.

She began her career as a Bollywood playback singer in 1980.

Alka Yagnik enjoyed her best years in the 1990s, singing for many actresses including Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla and Karisma Kapoor.

Manav is our content editor and writer who has a special focus on entertainment and arts. His passion is helping others, with interests in driving, cooking, and the gym. His motto is: “Never hang on to your sorrows. Always be positive."

Image courtesy of Alka Yagnik Instagram.




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