Telesma’s Ian Hesford Suffers Heart Attack On Stage, Seeks Donations
On April 20, Telesma didgeridoo player Ian Hesford suffered a heart attack on stage resulting from a previously undiagnosed heart condition. Hesford virtually died on stage, however, in the crowd that night there happened to be a CPR instructor and an ER trauma nurse. These fans performed CPR on Hesford until the arrival of the paramedics, who performed an additional two hours of CPR and gave him seven defibrillator shocks before his pulse returned.
Hesford now has an in-chest defibrillator and has fully recovered, but is seeking donations to cover his hefty medical expenses. Like many musicians, Hesford does not have insurance and has appealed for help to offset the staggering costs of his three weeks in the intensive care unit as well as subsequent rehab.
Fans can donate to help cover Hesford’s medical expenses via Telesma’s website.
Telesma has also released their new studio album, Action in Action, which you can purchase from the band’s website.