X Guitarist Billy Zoom Diagnosed With Bladder Cancer
Tough news to report, as veteran X guitarist and punk legend Billy Zoom is facing the fight of his life, as the rocker has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. The 67-year-old musician recently received the news and he's set to begin chemotherapy treatment next week.
This actually marks Zoom's second battle with cancer, as he was successfully treated for prostate cancer back in 2010. Luckily, that cancer was caught in the early stages and after undergoing a radical prostatectomy, the musician was given the "all clear" by doctors.
In order to help with Zoom's medical costs, the band and their manager Mike Rouse have launched a Go Fund Me page, hoping to raise $50,000. The group's posting on their goal reads as follows.
In the music community, we all take turns helping each other & have since the beginning. Punk rock and benefits always went hand in hand: you name the cause, and the bands and fans will be there.
Now it's our turn to help Billy Zoom,
the wittiest, smartest, nicest, best guitar player & friend I know. I would do anything to help him get better, help take care of his family, and lessen his woes. Billy has begun chemo treatment at Cedars Sinai for Bladder cancer. He has a long road ahead of him but we are confident he's beat cancer once and he'll do it again!
Please keep Billy in your prayers and send some positive energy his way!
Donating a few bucks will help take away some of his financial stress and worry.
It's the punk rock thing to do.
Exene, John, DJ, and Mike
The rocker will join X for this weekend's 4-album play shows at The Observatory in Orange County, Calif. However, a replacement will soon be named for X's shows beyond this weekend. The band's upcoming dates can be found here.
If you wish to donate, the GoFundMe page can be found here.
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