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Bad Brains Frontman H.R. Set to Undergo Brain Surgery

By Jenna Robinson | News

H.R. of legendary D.C. hardcore group Bad Brains is undergoing brain surgery on Feb. 21., according to Loudwire.

For years, H.R. has been dealing with a rare medical disorder called SUNCT, which causes frequent, chronic headaches. His wife, Lori, set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for his medical bills.

“The headaches come randomly, with no warning, at all hours of the day and night; but for him, they are much worse at night,” she wrote on the campaign’s page. “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.” The campaign raised a little over $16,500.

To help alleviate his condition, H.R. told Loudwire that he’s turned to organic remedies—in addition to a “cocktail of pharmaceuticals”–to improve his pain. But after consulting with a doctor, H.R. opted for an operation. We wish H.R. the best of luck!

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