GoFundMe campaign launched for Stryper’s Oz Fox after onstage seizure

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A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help with Stryper guitarist Oz Fox’s medical bills.

Fox suffered a seizure onstage over the weekend in Las Vegas and was taken to hospital where it was discovered he had “two masses in his head” and is awaiting testing for brain surgery biopsies. 

And, with hospital bills to be paid, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched (opens in new tab) to help the guitarist and his family.

A statement reads: “At this time, the procedures that need to be done will not be covered on insurance. We are in the process of attempting to get him coverage, but in the meantime, his hospital bills are piling up at an enormous rate! 

“We don't know how much the brain biopsies will cost, nor what will happen when we get the results back – whether he will need more surgery to remove any tumours or treatment plans for healing.  

“Oz cannot drive, fly or work for three months because of the potential seizures. Stryper has had to cancel some of the shows out of the country because Oz cannot perform due to his medical condition. 

“Anything that is given will go directly to the costs incurred to help to Oz and Annie with medical bills and supplement any income lost.”

Earlier this morning, Fox’s Stryper bandmates gave an update on his condition on Facebook and revealed that he's been released from hospital with "heavy seizure meds and blood pressure pills" and report that he needs constant supervision due to the possibility of further seizures.

The update also says that, after receiving a second opinion by a nuerosurgon, he may now have laser brain surgery.

The GoFundMe campaign is looking to raise $100,000 (opens in new tab) and at the time of writing has reached $40,000.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. After initially joining our news desk in the summer of 2014, he moved to the e-commerce team full-time in 2020. He maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott grew up listening to rock and prog, cutting his teeth on bands such as Marillion and Magnum before his focus shifted to alternative and post-punk in the late 80s. His favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Ned's Atomic Dustbin and Drab Majesty, but he also still has a deep love of Rush.