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Wife and Bandmate of Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist Chris Holmes Launch GoFundMe for His Cancer Treatment


Last week, we reported that Chris Holmes, former guitarist of hair metal act W.A.S.P., was diagnosed with neck and throat cancer. Now, Holmes’ wife and drummer are trying to raise money for his treatment.

Chris’ wife Catherine has started a GoFundMe in his name, with the longtime drummer of his band Mean Man, Stephen Jackson, adding an update to the campaign, which you can read in full below.

While we would never wish cancer on anyone, and we wish Chris a speedy recovery, this is a tough one. Holmes has been aggressive at making himself unlikeable over the past decade, alienating his former bandmates via his documentary and blaming “black culture” for his lack of popularity in the U.S. We will not kick a dude when he’s down, but Holmes has not positioned himself as a guy we would jump to aid financially.

Read the statement by Jackson from his GoFundeMe below:

Hi Everyone,

This is a tough message to write.

You probably won’t know me but for the past 4 years I have been playing drums for Chris Holmes or you may know him as the ‘Mean Man’.

In the time I’ve spent getting to know Chris, I can assure you this is so far from the truth, as many of you who have met Chris will agree. He has a lot of time for his fans and I wanted to do something to help out after his recent Cancer diagnosis. The medical bills are coming in quickly, as they are working to get Chris the Cancer treatment he needs, as soon as possible.

As he is unable to tour during this time and he is going to have 7 weeks of extensive treatment, he is gonna need a little extra support to help to get himself back to full health and to kick cancers ass!! This is where hopefully you can help out! If you feel you can afford to donate something, I’d be very grateful and I know both Chris and Cathy would be too.

Anything you can give would be a massive help, while he is undergoing his treatment. Please feel free to share this to anyone, you know is a fan or friend of Chris, or of the music he has been a part of during his 40+ year career.

I thank you for all of your kind words that you have sent Chris so far. I know he has seen many of the messages and the extra positivity will help him and Cathy during this tough time. We will keep you updated as treatment progresses.

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