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Published: 2009/08/18

Benefit for Ailing Richie Hayward This Weekend

Earlier this month, Little Feat drummer Richie Hayward announced that he would take time away from the band to battle liver disease. He explained, ‘I have very recently been diagnosed with a severe liver disease. I am looking at testing and treatments and a possible transplant, as well as an indefinite amount of time off….My intent is to come back to the band, as soon as I am physically able. Your love and support will mean a lot to me, more than I can say. I love and will miss you all, and I will see you again on the proud highway.’

At that time he also noted, ‘Because I have no insurance, my friends here in Canada, where I live with my wife, wanted to help as soon as possible and launched information about a fundraiser and my situation, to bring in much needed funds asap.’ This benefit is set for this Sunday in British Columbia, Canada. The group Pacific Disturbance has put together the show which also will feature music from Jerry Doucette, Kin Fo, Joe Scott and many other performers. The benefit is set to run from 2-11PM at the Mex Pub in Courtenay with the full details at the Pacific Disturbance website.

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