Tom Alderson from Philadelphia hardcore band CROSSCHECK was assaulted and badly beaten leading to hospitalisation on Sunday night (July 26th).
A GoFundMe.com crowdfunding campaign has been established in the wake of the assault as Alderson now faces increasingly expensive medical bills. Below is an extract from the campaign:
“Our good friend, Tom Alderson, has experienced many heavy burdens recently, but more-so now than ever he needs our help. Sunday night, Tom suffered an incredible amount of physical injury and trauma to his head and other parts of his body. Currently hospitalized, he is going to be spending his 24th birthday laid up in a hospital room hooked to machines and barely being able to do much of anything for himself on his own. The injuries he has sustained are so severe, that they will be keeping him out of work for an undetermined amount of time and he has a long road to complete recovery ahead.”
Reports of the incident are thin on the ground but the assault is reported to have occurred at an after-party of the This Is Hardcore festival in Philadelphia.
Jordan McKinney of DROWN has issued a statement via Twitter, which is available to view below. He levels some serious accusations.
Distorted Sound can neither confirm nor deny their accuracy.
— McKinney (@jordanxmckinney) August 1, 2015