Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod Undergoes Successful Liver Transplant
Finally, some good news for Mike IX Williams! In a whirlwind of activity, the Eyehategod vocalist was matched with a liver donor yesterday morning and rushed into surgery last night. Early this morning his girlfriend, Michelle Maher-Williams, revealed that the transplant was successful.
Williams was initially rushed to the hospital on November 19th after he began vomiting blood, was placed on life support and dialysis, and has been in the hospital ever since awaiting a donor match. Maher-Williams launched a crowdfunding campaign to help cover his medical bills, raising nearly $70,000, although complications in Mike’s condition led expenses to continue to build up.
Michelle-Williams revealed the good news in a series of Facebook posts last night and this morning:
Congrats, Mike! We can’t imagine it’ll exactly be smooth sailing from here-on out, but we’re all pulling for you and wishing for a speedy recovery.
Additional reporting: Emperor Rhombus