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Eyehategod Singer Mike IX Williams’ Health Woes Worsen, More Donations Sought


Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams continues to require help with his burgeoning medical bills amid some unforeseen complications that arose while he awaits a liver transplant. $60,400 has been raised for him thus far via and his significant other, Michelle Maher-Williams, has just put out a renewed plea for continued donations. She shared the following update last night:

“Hi everyone! I just wanted to update you on Michael‘s condition. A few weeks ago, they discovered the reason that he kept bleeding internally was due to a bleeding ulcer combined with a very low clotting factor. He underwent endoscopic surgery where they put 3 clips on the ulcer to stop the bleeding. We were informed that it’s in a very fragile area prone to bleed again.

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Which, of course, it did. Several times. Eventually, they went in and cauterized the ulcer, hoping to put an end to the bleeding. They also worked on raising his clotting factors with medications to help do so. During this time, the results of Mike‘s stress test came back positive for heart damage. His liver failure has taken a toll on his heart and he needed to undergo a procedure to repair it.

He was told that he would have to be put on blood thinners and, when combined with his already low clotting ability, there was a very high risk that he could bleed out and die on the table. If he didn’t have the procedure, he’d be removed from the transplant list. There was no other choice. He had to do it.

Thankfully, there were no complications, and Michael pulled through. He has to remain on blood thinners until December 8th. Once they are out of his system, it’s transplant time!

Thanks so much to all of you for helping him get this far. I dread to think where he would be without it. His deductible is paid for, as is a portion of his past due hospital bills. But we still need to cover the actual surgery, as well as this current monster of a hospital stay and his aftercare, which involves a ton of expenses. Please continue to send positive thoughts, donate and share, share, share!

Much love and gratitude,
Michelle Maher-Williams”

In other news, Eyehategod have booked a new series of benefit gigs for Williams at Siberia and Poor Boys in New Orleans, LA. It’s not yet clear who will be performing in Williams‘ place if he is unable to perform at the shows.

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