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Fans smash target for Eyehategod Williams' liver transplant

A picture of Mike IX Williams
Mike IX Williams (Image credit: Getty)

A crowdfunding campaign to help pay for Eyehategod frontman Mike IX WIlliams’ liver transplant has smashed its $50,000 target.

So far, more than 1800 people have contributed to the fund, which sits at $57,000. The singer’s wife Michelle Maher-Williams launched the YouCaring page as she gave full details on her husband’s condition.

He needs a liver transplant that will not go ahead until outstanding medical bills are settled.

Michelle Maher-Williams says: “I’ve just been so overcome by the extreme show of support that it’s been hard for me to find my words. Thank you doesn’t seem nearly powerful enough to convey my gratitude.

“How do I give thanks to you for potentially extending my husband’s life and giving us the chance to spend many more years together? The best that I can do is to promise to continue fighting for Michael. To be there to encourage, support and protect him, and to be open and honest with all of you along the way.”

Williams stepped back from performing with Eyehategod this year, but the nature of his health problems was never disclosed until this week. Phil Anselmo and Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe have filled in for him at recent Eyehategod shows.

The YouCaring page is still accepting donations.

Q&A: Mike Williams from Eyehategod

Stef wrote close to 5000 stories during his time as assistant online news editor and later as online news editor between 2014-2016. An accomplished reporter and journalist, Stef has written extensively for a number of UK newspapers and also played bass with UK rock favourites Logan. His favourite bands are Pixies and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Stef left the world of rock'n'roll news behind in late 2016 and has since moved to his beloved Canada.