Former BulletBoys bassist Tommy Yates suffers major stroke resulting in irreversible brain damage

Former BulletBoys bassist Tommy Yates suffers major stroke resulting in irreversible brain damage

Very sad news as former BulletBoys bassist Tommy Yates suffered a major stroke on December 5, 2018 resulting in irreversible brain damage and causing him to be transferred to a Hospice on December 10th.

Yates is currently the bassist for the country rock group Jack Michael Band.

The following was posted on Jack Michael Band‘s Facebook page yesterday¬†evening:

Tommy Yates update from family. We love you & will miss you brother

Sometime the night of December 5, 2018 Tommy Yates suffered a severe stroke. Tommy was taken to Health Park Hospital in Fort Myers. After several days of tests and treatments from a wonderful staff of nurses and doctors the prognosis is extensive and irreversible damage to the brain.

Late on December 10, 2018 Tommy has been admitted to Hospice. He is comfortable as possible and resting.

Everyone has no idea how much our family appreciates the hundreds of calls, posts, text messages and so forth.

At this time we still must ask for complete privacy through this devastating time.

We promise to give you all of the information when the final arrangements have been made.

Love to all and Thank you

Sincerely,

Danny Yates

Wikipedia states the following in part about hospice care:¬†“Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient’s pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.”