A GoFundMe has been organized for Hüsker Dü and UltraBomb bassist Greg Norton, who has been recognized with prostate most cancers.
“Tonight ought to have been the beginning of the UltraBomb tour within the UK. My apologies to our followers in Nottingham, London, Nuneaton, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Leeds, and Falmouth,” Norton wrote on Fb on June 30. “At first of June, I used to be recognized with prostate most cancers. My docs on the Mayo Clinic imagine I’ve wonderful odds, however we have to get in immediately and transfer ahead with therapy and surgical procedure.”
“Attributable to this, we’ve canceled our upcoming UltraBomb dates in England and Scotland. We can even be pushing our fall tour within the states again a bit to permit me time to get well and return in full power,” he continued.
Norton mentioned, “My honest apologies to those that had tickets bought or who have been planning on attending our upcoming reveals throughout the pond. I’m pissed off, as I do know it’s possible you’ll be feeling disillusioned or upset. I used to be actually hoping to be sharing how excited I used to be to be coming again to play England for the primary time in 35 years!”
“For all of my brothers on the market, go get examined,” he urged. “It may very well be a life changer!”
The GoFundMe for Norton, with a purpose to lift $30,000 for his medical therapy, launched shortly after and has already surpassed its authentic purpose. Bob Mould shared the hyperlink on FaceBook on Monday (July 4).
Jamie Oliver, Norton’s UltraBomb bandmate, wrote on the fundraiser web page: “We will’t think about the stress and nervousness he and his household should be going by. One factor that’s for certain, although, is that the price of therapy in america is eyewatering. We need to assist alleviate a few of that stress, so we’ve determined to arrange a GoFundMe account to gather cash for Greg to place in direction of his therapy. Please assist us by donating what you possibly can. Let’s get Greg handled and nicely, again on his toes and rocking out once more very quickly!”