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The Autumn Offering Vocalist Matt McChesney Battling Leukemia

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Our hearts go to Matt McChesney and his family today, as we’ve learned that the vocalist for the defunct metalcore bands The Autumn Offering and Hell Within is reportedly in a medically induced coma. The singer is receiving care at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey, while receiving treatment for leukemia.

A crowdfunding campaign has been started on YouCaring.com to help out the artist in need, as medical expenses continue to escalate. Matt’s a cool dude who was very helpful to us here at MetalSucks in the very early days of our site; you can read an interview Axl Rosenberg conducted with him eight years ago here. We wish him the best.

Here is the statement from the crowdfunding campaign:

Matt McChesney is fighting a battle with Leukemia and could use your support. Luckily he is getting top notch care from the staff at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick but has hit a number of setbacks from infection, housing, inability to work, etc. He is also several hundred miles from his mother, sister, and brother which makes it difficult for them to visit him.  If you are a friend, family, or fan of his music I am asking you to donate so that Matt can not only cope with rising medical costs but also see his family and get stable housing.

[Via Lambgoat]

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