Surfer Blood are raising funds to help for the medical treatment of their guitarist Thomas Fekete, who was recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer that has spread to his spine and lungs. Unfortunately, Thomas's health insurance will not cover the full cost of chemotherapy and treatment for his illness. He posted the following message to fans and set up a GoFundMe page (click here) for anyone wishing to help out by donating money to fund his treatment.
"Any bit of help would be massive for me, as I'm no longer able to tour and make a living, and my wonderful wife/best friend whom I just married in November will now be leaving work to help me throughout my treatment."
Earlier today the bandmembers posted the following message on their Facebook page:
"Thomas has been playing guitar in Surfer Blood for nearly 6 years, but since December has been sidelined by treatment for cancer. We miss him everyday on the road but we know he is incredibly strong and we have faith in him, and in his doctors. We hope you can help with a donation of any size, and help spread the word by sharing on social media. Thank you so much for the support!"
Surfer Blood's new album, 1000 Palms, was recorded last year and is due to release May 12th.
Thomas Fekete performing with Surfer Blood at Coachella 2014: