GoFundMe launched for Genesis P-Orridge’s leukemia treatment
After Throbbing Gristle and Psychic-TV founding member Genesis Breyer P-Orridge was diagnosed with leukemia, fan Douglas Rushkoff launched a GoFundMe campaign to help cover Genesis’ medical bills. The campaign’s $10,000 goal was quickly met with the help of many caring and generous fans across the world, and the campaign’s goal was since raised to $30,000, in order to help Genesis pay for expenses not covered by Medicaid.
Read the campaign’s description below:
Industrial music legend, cut-and-paste artist, and pandrogyne Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has leukemia and needs our help.
Having canceled their upcoming tour with PTV3, they are flat broke, three months behind on rent, and undergoing chemo and constant testing. Gen is on oxygen, and unable to do much beyond getting to the hospital. Friends are visiting and contributing what we can, but the expenses keep growing.
We want Gen to be warm and fed through the winter, and focused on hopefuly healing, not finances. The drugs are experimental, but promising. With continued therapy *and* low stress, Gen does not have to die from this, but could be back performing again sometime next year.
Please help this now-broke but extraordinary and generous human being continue on with us as long as possible. Your contributions will all go to rent, food, and medicine.
Psychic-TV postponed their European tour in order to undergo chemotherapy. On Facebook, Genesis asked fans to donate to the campaign, saying P-Orridge’s family has “hit a brick wall” and that they need “any and all help we can get.” Read the full post below.