Almost a year after being diagnosed with rare neurobiological disorder trigeminal neuralgia, hardcore punk / reggae veteran Paul Hudson (aka HR) has been scheduled to undergo brain surgery in February after a successful crowdfunding campaign to raise money for his professional treatment. More than $16,000 has been collected to support the artist.
A carer for HR commented:
“The headaches come randomly, with no warning, at all hours of the day and night; but for him, they are much worse at night. 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. If you call him and ask how he is, he will say, ‘Everything’s okay,’ because that’s just how he is. But everything is not okay.”
H.R. offered the following for the Loudwire Magazine:
“[My wife] took me to the hospital so I would learn about what was going on in my head, because I was experiencing bad headaches at the time. And the doctor came to me and he said we’re going to have a surgery.
I’ve been dealing with spiralina, wheatgrass, goldenseal and Vitamin A, D and C. I did experience some improvement with these.”
Paul’s wife Lori commented on his severe headaches by posted the following:
“The headaches have gotten progressively worse; in November, he began living with almost constant pain,” she wrote. “The headaches come randomly, with no warning, at all hours of the day and night; but for him, they are much worse at night. 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.”
In other news, Paul’s new book ‘Finding Joseph I’ has been released in late 2016. Click the picture below to visit Amazon and grab your copy. In a post-premiere Q&A session for the Finding Joseph I documentary, H.R. revealed that BAD BRAINS will get together this Fall to work on new material:
“Well what I’ve been talking to Doc and Darryl about was if they’d like to come together in the fall.”