NewsSeptember 12, 2019 10:34 PM ET3,093 views

Dead Cross, Retox guitarist Michael Crain battling cancer

Michael Crain, guitarist of Dead Cross, Retox, and Cunts, was recently diagnosed with cancer and has been undergoing treatment. Naturally, medical bills are mounting and a GoFundMe campaign has been launched on his behalf. The following statement accompanies the crowdfunding campaign:
Many of you know our Ipecac family member Michael Crain (Dead Cross, Retox, Cunts). On July 17th he was diagnosed with a form of cancer known as SCC or Squamous Cell Carcinoma after a routine surgery to remove a Bronchial Cyst. Since then, he underwent a bilateral tonsillectomy as well as multiple biopsy's and tests. At the end of September, Mike will begin radiation therapy coupled with chemotherapy. Although the prognosis for his recovery is high, Mike (like so many others with health insurance) is now faced with a depleted savings account and increasing credit card debt just to cover his Kaiser co-payments. We created this GoFundMe page to help offset Mike's expenses so he can focus on getting well without financial stress. Many of you know Michael Crain is a talented musician, but what you may not know is that he is a stellar human being. He is deeply involved in his home community, and can often be found rescuing dogs and people alike. We recognize that these are uncertain times. Taking care of our own is how we fight back. The personal is political. Let's keep Michael Crain on the planet for as long as we can.

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