REPORT: Singer reveals hearing loss, reflects on mortality: ‘My generation’s time is up’

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Paul Simon is opening up about his hearing loss, revealing most of the hearing in his left ear is gone.

In an interview with The Times, the 81-year-old shared that while making his latest album, “Seven Psalms,” he noticed his hearing was deteriorating.

“Quite suddenly I lost most of the hearing in my left ear, and nobody has an explanation for it. So everything became more difficult,” Simon said.

He continued, “My reaction to that was frustration and annoyance; not quite anger yet, because I thought it would pass, it would repair itself.”

The singer said that it hasn’t cleared up on its own and to add to it he has been recovering from COVID, he commented, “Boy, have I been beaten up in these last couple of years.”

Simon noted the only upside to not being able to perform is that he won’t have to sing songs he is not really interested in anymore.

He remarked, “The songs of mine that I don’t want to sing live, I don’t sing them. Sometimes there are songs that I like and then at a certain point in a tour, I’ll say, ‘What the f— are you doing, Paul?’ Quite often that would come during You Can Call Me Al. I’d think, ‘What are you doing? You’re like a Paul Simon cover band. You should get off the road, go home.’”

Simon told The Times he has been working on “Seven Psalms,” which he said came to him in a dream in 2019.

He told the outlet, “The dream was specific. You are writing, or are meant to write, a piece called Seven Psalms.’ It was a very insistent statement, so much so that I wrote it down. And the next day I looked at the Bible and thought, ‘Well, the piece isn’t going to be like this.’ And then it was a case of, ‘Well, what is it going to be like? I have no idea, but then it wasn’t my idea anyway. I’ll just wait here until I have more information.’”

The first verse of the song reads, “I’m not ready, I’m just packing my gear/ Wait/ My hand’s steady/ My mind is still clear.”

He said, as he was writing the lyrics, “It’s a spooky thing to be writing something and just be thinking, ‘Oh, this is what the song needs.’ And then it’s, ‘By the way, this is about you. You’re actually the subject of this.’”

Simon added, “It’s just the age we’re at. Gordon Lightfoot just passed away; Jeff Beck too. My generation’s time is up.”

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