While Tim Lambesis’ trial escalated for the better part of the past year (leading to the singer’s guilty plea), the rest of As I Lay Dying has stayed relatively quiet since his arrest. That’s completely understandable given how the recent events have left the band’s fate completely in limbo. Yet it looks as though we could find out what As I Lay Dying’s future entails soon.
Guitarist Phil Sgrosso took to his Facebook page to bring attention to the crowdfunding efforts taking place to help aid his brother Nate during his battle with cancer. However, Sgrosso kicked off the post by giving a brief update about AILD, saying:
“I know a lot of you have been curious about what I’ve been up to lately and what the future holds for AILD. There will be a time (very soon) that some answers will surface and hopefully that will put your minds at ease. Sorry to be super vague and not provide any immediate info but I assure you that it will all be worth the wait.”
Naturally, Sgrosso remains rather vague regarding AILD’s future. However, this is the closest anyone from the band has come to publically address the elephant in the room. What it actually means for AILD’s fate, though, remains to be seen.
With that said, the real reason behind the post was to alert fans about Sgrosso’s brother Nate, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor several weeks before he was to start his senior year in high school in 2013. Nate had surgery to remove 95% of the tumor in August of 2013, but Nate is still in critical condition and requires special treatment. Phil shared the following about his brother’s cancer and the crowdfunding campaign launched to help him:
“Some of you might follow me on Instagram and have seen a post awhile back with my little brother, Nathan, in the hospital. Thanks to any and all of you who left warm wishes for Nate and the fam btw!
I’ll try to explain the process somewhat briefly. Last year, Nate had a cancerous tumor the size of a golf ball on his brain and had to have immediate surgery to remove it. Not all of the tumor could be removed though so Nate is still facing a long road ahead of him in defeating cancer completely.
My family is reaching out to those who’d be interested in helping Nate with his recovery process by donating through an Indiegogo campaign. I mainly associate the site with music/technology but it’s also a great way to increase communal support for health purposes. The page set up for Nate goes into detail about their approach and how he will benefit from the medicine/medical equipment needing to be acquired for his healing process.
I’m reaching out to any and every one possible to help my brother because seeing a loved one suffer from any sort of illness is pretty hard to go through. Whatever it takes to get Nate past this and back to a normal life is the priority for my family. Thank you very much for just reading this and if you’d like to get involved and help an incredible kid kick the crap out of cancer, you can follow the link below. My family and I thank you very much!”
Head over to Indiegogo to contribute and learn more about Nate’s condition. We’re hoping for the best for Nate and his family.