News•April 21, 2018 3:39 PM ET•4,340 views
ex-Malevolent Creation vocalist battling colon cancer
Bret Hoffmann, founding vocalist of Malevolent Creation and current vocalist of Fire For Effect, was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and has been in the hospital for several weeks receiving treatment. A GoFundMe campaign has been started to offset his mounting medical bills. The following update from Hoffmann was shared:
"Hello, everyone! I am still in hospital attached to a double pick IV line they installed in me the other day, otherwise they have to move the little IV lines every 4 days, and between all the bags of med going in and the bloodwork everyday my hands were becoming green and blue bruise zones. The blood thinners help with that. I will fill in more of this messed up story when I get out. I have been in hospital for almost 2 weeks now, I've had a major surgery, many proceedures and tests. Have not eaten that entire time and have not even smelled the outside air in that time. I am, however, progressing forward. They do want me out so that I can go home and heal and rehab. That may take weeks, after that they have a treatment they are confident in for my cancer, I know I have a long road and life has changed. I will still finish new album and do music, I just have a bit more important task at hand for the near future. This, so far, has been the most trying, painful, torturous event that has ever happened to me. I am on the battle wagon and I'm rolling! My wife, Kim, has been a rock for me! I love her with all my heart! My very close friends have all been battling with me and I've needed that support. Listen, if you have not been to a doctor, especially in years, get to one ASAP! Don't think your too cool or shit won't happen to you, cuz I promise you will find yourself in a world of hurt! My shit was huge and they still got it in time to help me. I see older people here dealing with this and they are fucked, mass pain meds and life is a bed for now on in their lives. Get to a doctor please! I don't want to see my family, friends or fans go through anything like this ever. I will be back, I will post here and there, I will def let you guys know when they spring me from this hospital (my doctors kick ass). Thank you all for the love and I love you all back!"