Fans have rushed to aid former R.E.M. multi-instrumentalist Scott McCaughey.
The musician was an important part of the band's live show, and went to found numerous side projects with various members of R.E.M.
Working in The Minus 5, Scott also performs in The Baseball Project with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, and has played bass for Robyn Hitchcock’s The Venus Three.
Sadly suffering a stroke, the musician's wife set up a GoFundMe account to help with the medical bills - and fans responded immediately.
More than $90,000 has been raised in 48 hours, shattering the target set. His wife wrote on the page:
As many of you know, Scott McCaughey has suffered a major stroke and is receiving treatment in San Francisco. To all of you who have expressed love and interest in helping him, we have set up this Go Fund Me account to help defray the steep costs of Scott's medical bills and extensive ongoing physical and speech therapy in the future.
He is still in ICU and has a long, difficult road ahead to recovery, but with his unsinkable spirit (and with time and hard work) we know that he'll come back from this and be back in your town rocking soon.
Get involved HERE.
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