Exodus drummer Tom Hunting recently made a public announcement on his cancer diagnosis and has already started chemotherapy treatment. His bandmate Gary Holt has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help cover the costs of medical expenses. The fundraising campaign has already exceeded $20,000.
Holt issued the below statement:
“I’ve started a GoFundMe page for Tom Hunting, who as you may well know, is currently in the beginning phase of his battle against cancer , and you can imagine how the bills are going to stack up, co pays as well as home.
Some people will think “oh rock dudes with albums, must be rich” and shit, but Tom, like many others , worked during this pandemic and global shut down of the music industry. Some shill merch and memorabilia ( yours truly) while Tom, with a life time of experience working with his hands, is a builder. He does construction work on the side.
He can’t now and so let’s help keep him above water during this fight! I dropped a grand to get started( well, someone named Chris was first! Thanks Chris for giving before it was even posted! You rule!) If you can help out, as well as share the link, that would be greatly appreciated! Much love from Tom and the Exodus camp”
The campaign states:
“After decades dedicated to laying down the most pummeling drums in thrash, Tom Hunting has been diagnosed with cancer. While he fights and defeats this, he will need help with his bills, both medical and home. During this pandemic Tom, like many of us, works to keep himself going while we await the return of touring, but he is unable to do so while undergoing chemo and more to get past this and back behind his drums with his brothers in Exodus. Whatever someone can afford to give will go miles to helping Tom continue his fight without the worry of the mounting medical bills and bills to maintain a roof over his head. Thanks for all your help and support.”
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