Grave news. Tom Hunting, the legendary drummer of Exodus has been diagnosed with cancer. His bandmate, Gary Holt made a fundraiser for our metal friend in need! In just a few days, the fans have rased 71 000 out of 50 000 dollars that were the goal in the first place. Tom Hunting is currently on chemo therapy. This is the official info:
"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"
Kirk Hammett made a top donation by giving $5000! I guess that’s what you call BONDED BY BLOOD! Agoraphobic News team wish Tom Hunting all the luck and a speedy recovery in his battle with the illness. Make sure to donate here! F*CK CANCER!
On April 13th Tom Hunting came out with a statement about his health status:
Today I will be starting treatment for a squamous cell carcinoma. It's a gastric tumor that was diagnosed in my upper stomach in February.
"I'm making this public to raise awareness for people to pay attention to symptoms of stomach and esophageal issues. If they persist, please go get it checked out.
"I'm not gonna be sheepish talking about it. I feel that if I can help someone with what I've learned, or someone out there has information to share with me, it's a win-win! When you can name the enemy, it's empowering, and you're 1 step closer to killing it!
"Ok, you've heard the bad news. The good news is he feels great physically! I'm gonna beat this like a fucking snare drum that owes me money!!! I've had great doctors and a great support system that is an army in itself. I'm ready for the fight!"
Tom Hunting is diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, a form of stomach cancer.
Due to the new situation, Exodus will postpone the release of their upcoming album Persona Non Grata.
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