Funds being raised for Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley guitarist Jeremy Asbrock’s medical bills
Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency, Gene Simmons Band and Ace Frehley guitarist Jeremy Asbrock landed in the critical care wing of a hospital for two days after Christmas and needs some help to cover those medical bills.
A Go Fund Me campaign has been started in that regard, which states:
“Hey, everyone. Our very own Jeremy Asbrock had quite a scare. He’s been a Type 1 Diabetic for 13 years, and has rarely had an issue. But, just after Christmas, he got very sick, went to the Emergency Room, and was diagnosed with Acute Diabetic Ketoacidosis. This is a VERY dangerous condition, which landed him in the Critical Care Unit for two days. He is on the mend, but his insurance didn’t kick in until the first of the year, naturally.
Medical bills for this sort of treatment are exorbitant, and we want to help ease some of the burden on Jeremy & his family. Please help us in doing so! Whether it’s one dollar or one hundred dollars, anything helps. We thank you very much for any help you can give. Let’s help get Jeremy back to fighting form!
Our most sincere thanks,
Members of Thee Rock N Roll Residency“
Asbrock provided further details about what happened to him in a Facebook post on December 31, 2018:
“I like to keep my private life off of social media for the most part, but I guess this should be addressed since there were so many people that checked in on me, and answering everyone would take an eon.
To those of you who did, or wished me well through Brandy or Hannah’s posts, THANK YOU! It means the world to me. I am home now, feeling somewhat normal, just wiped out.
And thanks to Brandy Goldsboro, Philip Shouse, Ryan Spencer Cook, Jeanne Marie B, Bebe Buell, Jimmy Walls, Joey Ross, and Henry Mortimer for stopping by. Friendly distraction helps curb fear.
Biggest thanks goes to my wife, Hannah Fairlight, for making me seek medical attention, taking over the homefront, and still managing to stay with me while I was down.
After 25 hours of vomiting and my blood sugar pushing 600, Hannah took me to the ER on Friday and was diagnosed with Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Two days in Critical Care Unit ensued. As a diabetic, I knew a little about it, but have never had an issue in my 13 years of type 1 diabetes. Even when you think you have your diabetes under control, crazy stuff can still happen to your body. DKA is very serious and life threatening. Without being too dramatic, I’m grateful to be here.
I can’t give enough thanks to the staff at Tristar Skyline Medical Center (Madison). Every nurse and doctor were top shelf and made me feel confident about getting back to normal quickly.
I hope everyone has a fun, safe New Year’s Eve/Day.
Now back to Ace, Gene, Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency, and Big Rock Show.
See you in 2019!”
Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency will be holding a benefit concert along with many other bands including The East Side Gamblers at the Mercy Lounge in Nashville, Tennessee, USA on February 9, 2019 to raise more funds for Asbrock. The following details were posted on Thee Rock N’ Roll Residency‘s Facebook page yesterday:
We are happy to announce “Rock for Asbrock!” FEBRUARY 9TH at Mercy Lounge!
Jeremy had to spend some time in the Critical Care Unit over the holidays, so we’re going to have a rock show for him to help with the exorbitant medical bills!
Bands (and members of each) performing will be:
Thee Rock N Roll Residency
Big Rock Show
Hannah Fairlight Group
East Side Gamblers
Defense Wins Championships
Raelyn Nelson Band
We will have $5 Raffle tickets for great prizes too!! There will be a $10 cover, and ALL proceeds go to Jeremy & his family to help pay for his medical bills.
If you can’t attend, we have set up a gofundme if you’d like to donate, the link is below. We will take donations up until the week before the show. Thanks for your help, everyone, our rock community always comes through when we need you!”