Tras un grave incidente, justo antes de tocar en el club Sankeys de Manchester, el productor y dj Marvin Louis Burns —más conocido como Lil’ Louis o Little Louis— emitía un comunicado en su cuenta de facebook explicando lo ocurrido y las consecuencias de este, así como disculpándose con su público por su ausencia.

Parece ser, que mientras el americano realizaba pa prueba de sonido pre-show, un promotor probó una máquina de humo tan cerca de Louis que el aire comprimido llegó hasta su tímpano, provocándole—además de un dolor insoportable— una pérdida de audición y equilibrio; algo que podría influir directamente en la carrera del artista.

A continuación, la declaración al completo. Esperamos que Louis se recupere pronto.

“Dear Manchester.
I know you wondered what happened on Saturday. I’ll explain. I was really excited to play for you, thus, deeply disappointed that I didn’t. As usual, I landed then went to Soundcheck. As we were about to leave, this idiot came into the booth and without notice, decided to show off a new toy (a very powerful fog or horn machine), which seemed 12 inches from my left ear. As he shot it, the compressed air that blasted out 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. 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. I’m not looking for sympathy, but to prevent any new rumors from milling, instead of handling it privately as usual, this time I’m sharing the details.

Know that I live for three things, God, to finish this film, and create and play music for you. I’ve been able to handle everything life has thrown me. But I don’t know what will come of this. While writing this, I thought about the Serenity Prayer my mom gave me at 5. I understand why now. This is beyond my control, so I have to accept whatever comes. But I’m praying, because I’ve made the best album of my life, and want to give you that, the film, and the best DJing, which is still in front of me. In two hours, I have to take further tests. Wish me luck…

Musically yours,
Lil Louis.”