Vice has posted that beloved Qui / Jesus Lizard frontman David Yow has been hospitalized with a collapsed lung after a show with Miracle Condition in Brooklyn last night. Cross your fingers that all he’s gonna need is a chest incision, bicycle pump and local anaesthetic to recover. Get well David!
EDIT: (2/4) Word is that Mr. Yow has for the moment recovered and has had to travel home to Los Angeles on a train on doctor’s orders – no cabin pressurization allowed. David is not the only guy in Qui facing a challenge – Guitarist Matt Cronk is under the weather as well with huge medical bills looming. Los Angelinos take note of an event this evening:
**MONDAY NIGHT ( 2/4/08 )BENEFIT FOR MATT**
Ever been rocked off your ass by QUI? Well… Matt’s been in the hospital, and now
sprung, but diagnosed for cardio myopothy, meaning he has an enlarged heart… which is gonna take some time to recover from — especially since his heart’s made of gold.
The medical bills are HARDCORE.
So if you love Matt and his badass band…
COME TO THE CHA CHA LOUNGE on MONDAY NIGHT. Glendale Blvd/Sliverlake.
Paul The Guy will be hosting Matt’s usual Karaoke night, and there wll be special drinks in which
ALL THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO MATT’S BILLS.
They will also be passing around BUCKETS FOR DONATIONS.
So stuff your pockets and bras with cash, and head on down to the Cha Cha.
HELP MATT KICK HIS MEDICAL BILLS’ ASS,
SO HE CAN RESUME KICKING OUR ASSES ASAP
While the question of where to donate toward David’s recovery remains unanswered, it’s probably best at this point to simply order another round and dedicate it to him.