Aussie metalheads are being urged to dig deep to help heavy music icon Lochlan Watt as he battles brain cancer.
A GoFundMe page entitled Helping Lochlan Watt Beat The Cancer In His Brain has been set up by the beloved former COLOSSVS frontman and triple J Racket host’s loved ones to help raise funds for his medical treatment.
“Lochlan needs our help,” the page description reads. “He suffered a violent seizure in early February and was found unconscious on his bedroom floor. After initial tests, the doctors found a brain tumour and ordered he have surgery to remove it. After successful surgery in May, further tests revealed that Lochlan had a diffuse grade III glioma (primary brain tumour).”
The post continues:
“Although he feels uncomfortable about starting this campaign, he’s been told he will have to have 8-9 months of radiation chemotherapy in order to eliminate any cancer around where the tumour grew.
We all know Lochlan as a triple j radio host, record label manager, tour promoter, and musician.
During this next 12 months of therapy and recover, he won’t be able to work full time. His employers have been incredibly supportive and everything will be there for him to continue his work properly on the other side – he has no interest in logging off.
We are looking to ease the financial burden over the next year of chemotherapy and recovery.
In addition to the last few months of surprise costs and reduced income, there are forecast expenses through the chemotherapy itself, additional costs in his living situation with having had to move closer to the hospital he will receive treatment in.
In order to get back to full strength and get back to contributing in countless ways to heavy music, which many of you know him from, having to worry about finance shouldn’t be at the front of his brain (or a tumour).”
Less than 24 hours after launching, the page has already reached more than $7K of its $50K campaign target, with supporters including Shihad’s Tom Larkin and fellow triple J alumnus Zan Rowe who wrote: “You’re a beast and I know you got this. But it also takes a village. Glad you’re asking for help. Love you. x”
You can help Lochlan out by donating to his Go Fund Me page right here.
Get well soon, legend!