H.R. (Bad Brains) undergoes surgery

2017-02-01 by insomniac15 STAFF | 36 Comments
Bad Brains frontman, H.R. has been diagnosed with SUNCT, a neurobiological disorder that causes sporadic, excruciating headaches. His wife, Lori and him set up a Health Fund through Go Fund Me last year to cover medical visits and expenses. Now, he will undergo brain surgery on February 21 in hopes of alleviating the issue.

Regarding his medical issue, his wife detailed:

"To give you an idea of what he’s dealing with, the headaches are nicknamed “Suicide Syndrome.” The headaches come randomly, with no warning, at all hours of the day and night; but for him, they are much worse at night. The intensity of the nighttime headaches is so great that he yells, cries out, groans, and sobs—repeatedly, every few minutes, for most of the night. He can’t work. He has no quality of life. If you call him and ask how he is, he will say, ‘Everything’s okay,’ because that’s just how he is. But everything is not okay.

We’ve been consulting doctors for the past few years, and have uncovered several health issues that we were able to address and overcome. But these headaches… In the past six months, he’s been to the emergency room twice, had an overnight in the hospital, has seen two neurologists, and so far he has a diagnosis and found a pain medication that worked well for a while but is not safe to take long-term—so it’s two steps forward, three steps back. He has an appointment in early May at a Headache Center–not fully covered by health insurance–where we hope to find someone with experience with this type of a headache. He’s on a cocktail of pharmaceuticals that scares me. He has lost weight, with visible muscle wasting."

For those who want to donate, do so at the following link:
https://www.gofundme.com/r4ua4wng

Tagged: Bad Brains

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TheCharmingMan
February 1st 2017
386 Comments


It seems he's been suffering from headaches since the 90s. Hopefully they'll finally be alleviated.

Pheenix
February 1st 2017
48 Comments


That disorder is so damn horrifying.

Also, don't even think about it, guys.


Satellite
February 1st 2017
25690 Comments


He's been suffering from homophobia since the 80s. Hopefully it'll finally be alleviated.

SandwichBubble
February 1st 2017
4992 Comments


Thing about muscle is once fibers begin to die off, you can't really get them back.. Hope he gets better and the procedure is successful. Doc had a heart condition back in 2015, but he recovered in time, so here's hoping it works out.

On a lighter note, he looks pretty damn good: https://2dbdd5116ffa30a49aa8-c03f075f8191fb4e60e74b907071aee8.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/9920279_1458006831.7707_funddescription.jpg

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Snide
February 1st 2017
7050 Comments


I hope he gets the treatment that he needs. That sounds horrifying.

smaugman
February 1st 2017
4488 Comments


sounds similar to cluster headaches

FullOfSounds
February 1st 2017
15613 Comments


That's awful

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Snide
February 1st 2017
7050 Comments


Also I'd just like to point out from reading the full Go Fund Me page that his wife seems like an absolutely wonderful person, and it's relieving to know that someone who cares about him so passionately is by his side.

smaugman
February 1st 2017
4488 Comments


wtf are you talking about? it's his wife lol

Snide
February 1st 2017
7050 Comments


Either I'm drunk or something's confused here.

NastyCrab
February 1st 2017
709 Comments


"Also, don't even think about it, guys."

lol dammit

elliootsmeuth
February 1st 2017
3383 Comments


"Also, don't even think about it, guys."

I was thinking about what you meant by that for awhile and then I had a great idea and now I know what you meant. Best of luck to him. I really sincerely hope that they can fix it. I can only imagine how much that'd suck.

voltairesangryglove
February 1st 2017
700 Comments


http://thehardtimes.net/music/bad-brains-enter-30th-year-of-getting-a-pass-for-homophobia/

gryndstone
February 1st 2017
858 Comments


looks like he got some bad brains

PatientlyDead
February 1st 2017
56 Comments


Fuck this guy^

Satellite
February 1st 2017
25690 Comments


nah fuck the guy this article's about. zero sympathy.

Tyler.
February 1st 2017
13855 Comments


remember when ATCQ wrote that rather homophobic jam

Satellite
February 1st 2017
25690 Comments


actually kinda fuck that guy too for making an easy joke that's already been implied itt.

Tyler.
February 1st 2017
13855 Comments


wait who are you talking about now

Satellite
February 1st 2017
25690 Comments


the fuck this guy guy

Tyler.
February 1st 2017
13855 Comments


oh okay

Spec
February 1st 2017
34846 Comments


edit somebody already made the dumbass joke

i still executed it better but w/e

Satellite
February 1st 2017
25690 Comments


i kinda liked my joke in the 3rd comment tbh not to gaze my navel

Spec
February 1st 2017
34846 Comments


doesn't sound very funny

Satellite
February 1st 2017
25690 Comments


yeah i suck

drasticaction74
February 2nd 2017
1850 Comments


i'm sure this sort of condition is a minor threat

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Satellite
February 2nd 2017
25690 Comments


lolz

demigod!
February 2nd 2017
49243 Comments


I got a feelin' everything will be O K

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Typhoon24
February 2nd 2017
1763 Comments


HR wasn't the most likeable guy but i hope he gets better. bad brains for life!

voltairesangryglove
February 2nd 2017
700 Comments


Jah has forsaken him.

smaugman
February 2nd 2017
4488 Comments


"i'm sure this sort of condition is a minor threat"
this is a stupid comment. just because i condition isn't dangerous in the way that it kills, doesn't make it less serious. tinnitus can make you really depressed for example even if it's not dangerous at all

Satellite
February 2nd 2017
25690 Comments


whooooosh

gryndstone
February 2nd 2017
858 Comments


"nah fuck the guy this article's about. zero sympathy."

fuck this guy

Satellite
February 2nd 2017
25690 Comments


fight me

JAV
February 3rd 2017
2796 Comments


Perhaps it will fix his homophobia too.

SandwichBubble
February 21st 2017
4992 Comments


Glad the surgery went well.



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