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GoFundMe needed for seriously ill Psychedelic Furs guitarist

GoFundMe needed for seriously ill Psychedelic Furs guitarist
Sadly, Psychedelic Furs guitarist John Ashton had been diagnosed with Stage 4 prostate cancer. Surgery is not an option for treatment as the cancer has reached his lymph nodes, and in a statement it was explained he needs “an indefinite series of treatments involving radiation, hormone therapies, and possibly access to clinical trials through Sloan Kettering in New York City,” which will incur “overwhelming and astronomical” costs.
 
So, a GoFundMe has been set up. “Starting now, John will also be unable to continue working, and there is no safety net to realistically support or break an approaching financial fall. He has already weakened his condition and stretched himself thin continuing to show up for work up until this point… For John, all exertions, stresses, and worries must be minimised, if not eliminated for the critical months ahead.”
 
Aiming to raise $100,000, half has so far been donated. It is incredibly sad, and an absolute scandal, that in one of the richest countries in the world GoFundMe has taken the place of basic healthcare support.
 
 

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