Dave Grohl Reveals 20-Year Hearing Loss And Now Everything Makes So Much Sense

An NFT of a fart. A hotdog bun made from a pickle. Vladimir Putin. Sometimes it can feel like the world has lost its goddamn mind. That is until Dave Grohl drops a truth bomb while promoting his new flick Studio 666, and suddenly everything becomes so crystal f*cking clear.

The man is deaf.

“If you were sitting next to me right here at dinner, I wouldn’t understand a fucking word you were saying to me, the whole fucking time,” Grohl told shock jock Howard Stern recently. “I’m f*cking deaf, I can’t hear what you’re saying.”

When pressed for details, Grohl admitted he’s now forced to lip-read thanks to the severe tinnitus that’s been eating away at his hearing for the past 20 years. The exact same amount of time we’ve been wondering if Dave Grohl can hear what we’re hearing every time the Foo Fighters do another thing.

Then a few days later, after Grohl admitted that his pre-show routine involves getting good and sloshed, another lightbulb went off.

“My warm-up starts one hour before the show,” Grohl explained. “I open a beer, and within ten to 15 minutes, I do a shot of whiskey. At that point, the beer is probably gone. So I grab another beer and then have one more shot…finish the beer…take one more shot of whiskey. And then I go scream for three hours, and then I order pizza.”

We’re not good at math. But we’re pretty sure that when you get a deaf dude drunk then push him on stage with amps turned to ten, the end result is always Foo Fighters. And damn if it isn’t good to know that no matter how tangled life can get, at least some things in this crazy old world still make perfect f*cking sense.

Cover Photo: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin (Getty Images)


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