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Eyehategod’s Mike IX Williams Requires Liver Transplant, Crowdfunding Launched For Medical Bills


Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams has been absent the band’s touring over the past few months and it turns out there’s a good reason why. As it turns out, Williams is in need of a liver transplant and remains hospitalized until a donor is found. A detailed description of Williams‘ condition and his health struggles over the past few years has been shared by his significant other, Michelle Maher-Williams, including the following passage:

“On October 10th, 2016, he was admitted to the CCU, vomiting blood. Along with internal bleeding, it was determined that his liver and kidneys were failing. He was placed on life support and dialysis.

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Through sheer grit and determination, he was eventually able to function on his own. We were told that he would not be leaving the hospital without a new liver. His case was presented before the board and he was approved for the transplant list. He’s been hospitalized ever since.

We can’t do this on our own anymore. The expenses are astronomical and overwhelming. Not only has our health insurance nearly tripled, but now we need to come up with our insurance deductible before the transplant occurs. We have a mountain of medical bills that need to be paid to ensure that his transplant isn’t delayed.

Since we live over an hour away from the hospital, we are required to rent an apartment nearby for 3-6 months after the transplant. His monthly prescriptions cost over $900. Mike hasn’t been able to tour and I’ve taken a lot of time off in order to take care of him, so our income has plunged while our expenses have skyrocketed…”

Williams, who struggled with substance abuse in the past, was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in late 2014. You can donate to help out with his medical expenses while he awaits a transplant over at

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