Warbeast/Rigor Mortis Frontman Bruce Corbitt Needs Your Help

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The legendary Texas frontman has been having heart problems and could use a hand.

I’ve never had the chance to meet Bruce Corbitt in person but by all accounts he is both a humble and lovable human being, which makes the news that he is having heart issues all the worse. Mere weeks after helping to open the Texas Musician’s Museum in Irving, Texas, the Rigor Mortis frontman found himself on an operating table.

I come from a family with a long line of heart problems so I understand that not only is it very scary, it is also very expensive. That cost must seem all the greater to any musician not named Beyonce, so Mr. Corbitt and his loved ones have opened up a donation page to help pay some of the expenses. The goal is $9,000, which is by no means insurmountable if everyone chips in a few bones. You can donate and send positive thoughts here, or if you happen to be in Ft. Worth, there is going to be a benefit concert for him in October featuring Wizards of Gore.

While he just had heart surgery the other day, it doesn’t seem like Corbitt is out of the woods just yet. According to his facebook he is already back in the ER, less than 24 hours after being released.

Everyone here at the Toilet is hoping for speedy recovery for the frontman and sending well wishes to both him and his family. Stay strong, Bruce! Here’s my personal favorite Rigor Mortis track, “Foaming at the Mouth.”

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  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Still need some Rigor Mortis in my collection.

  • Janitor Jim Duggan

    I hope he gets better. I would donate but at the moment I’m poor.

    • DCLXVI

      JANITOR JIM your return gives my donkey RIgor Mortis

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      great to see you JJD!

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      Welcome back JJD#

      :{}

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        It’s great to be back.

    • CT-12

      Hey, check your email.

      • Janitor Jim Duggan

        Just checked it. Boy do I have a doozy of an album for you.

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    That’s bad. Hope he’ll get better.
    Somewhat-OT: Tankard’s drummer (Olaf Zissel, I think) suffered a stroke a while ago. Couldn’t find a donation-campaign (yet) though.

    • Tyree

      Really? He looks to be one of the healthiest people in that band. Weird.

      • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

        Yeah, the only one with no beer-belly.

  • Hubert

    Isn’t it kind of terrible that you need to be rich to be able to get surgery for something like this in which you have no say? People here in NL are saying that our healthcare is getting worse, but it seems nowhere near as bad as the US system.

    • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

      Nope. If you get sick in the US, your best hope is to die quickly

      • Max

        I’ll never forget watching Michael Moore’s Sicko. That movie was about people in America who DO have health insurance, but who get railroaded by their insurance providers in their time of need – like the woman who was refused payment for her operation because she’d failed to disclose that she’d had virginal thrush as a teenager on her initial registration form (which, for a woman, is a bit like forgetting to disclose that you once had the common cold).

        In other words: In a system that is based on profit, the best way for the health insurance companies to turn a profit is to simply not pay out to the customer when they need it after a lifetime of them paying into it – on any technicality they can.

        So the takeaway I got was that in America, the best option is to NOT have a health insurance fund. Save the money up that you would otherwise have contributed to a fund (knowing full well that the insurance company will do anything they can to NOT pay out to you when you need it), and hope like hell that if/when you get sick, the money you’ve saved up will be enough to cover your bills. And preferably don’t get sick.

        • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

          There is currently a move by BC&BS to raise rates by up to 42% because they claim that the ACA (obamacare) forced them to insure sick people, and they banked on young healthy people to cover the gap.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      For a time Finnish healthcare level has been dropping at an alarming rate, but truth is it’s still one of the best.
      Things like this and the Steel for Brains’ dude’s daughter’s case make my jump up and down from joy, knowing I’m not an american.

      • AND IM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAAAAAAAAAANNN, WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I’M UNINSURED

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Painfully true

      • JW(E)G

        Cheers for reminding me. I forgot to drop by Kim’s gofundme page this month for Hannah, as I have every one of the last few.

        It sort of stalled at around 75% though, didn’t it?

        • looks like you’re correct. http://www.gofundme.com/snxepw

          • Damn. I donated to that one too…

          • It still gets funded with GoFundMe even if it doesn’t hit the goal.

          • JW(E)G

            I totally would have spammed the heck out of everyone I know had it not been the case that GoFundme operates on a flexible-funding basis and withdraws from your card right when you donate.

            I’m just checking now to make sure YouCaring works the same way.

        • CT-12

          Never heard either, just got my donation in to both. I truly love the essence of crowdfunding for people’s medical costs as well. Such a good way of communally helping people out. After all, we’re basically all we have.

    • problem is, everyone in the US has the mentality of “i’m not paying for some unemployed schmuck’s health insurance! he/she needs to get a job” and it’s such a hateful point of view that citizens love it!

      • “Leeches. Always looking for a hand out. Not my fucking problem!”
        /gets laid off
        //loses insurance
        ///gets debilitating disease
        ////it is now my fucking problem

      • BEARD OV GREAT DAWKINS

        Thankfully my job has health insunrance thru one of the largest companies in the nation

    • JW(E)G

      I get antsy every time something is done by Conservatives and small-c conservatives in Canada to further erode the stability of our Publicly Administered system that we as a nation are somehow both proud of and seem to think can get better if we further erode the “Public” part.

      Typically “wait times” are used as an excuse plot for damaging completely unrelated tenets, because people don’t seem to notice that’s an issue no matter what type of system is in place (as long as there are more bodies needing care than there are professionals who can meet the existing demand, and there isn’t a well-supported preventive care model to keep people out of the system in the first place – both of which come down to funding being improperly allocated).

      • Max

        I could’ve made exactly the same remark about Australia. The conservatives here are always trying to get one over on the public health system in exactly the ways you describe.

        Nobody denies that public healthcare is very, very expensive for the taxpayer. But it’s a lot “cheaper” than no public health system at all.

  • JW(E)G

    I’ll definitely donate ASAP. Will have to bookmark the page to remind myself to do so after I get paid (Friday). But I definitely will do this: medical charity is pretty much my go-to for spending my not-always-hard-earned money after music (and indie film kickstarters).

  • My best of wishes, Rigor Mortis frontman.

  • I’ll throw in a few bucks. I loved Rigor Mortis’ last album.

  • Undead Karate Poopoo Samich

    Tossed in $3. Never heard of them or heard them, but if it helps out a brother of metal.

  • Guppusmaximus

    Personally, I think if you can tax a citizen then you can provide the care, that will allow you to continue taxing him / her, for free. If you want me to pay some insane fucking prices for that care then STOP TAXING MY PAYCHECK!!! It’s not lawful to begin with…you fucking shysters!!