Rigor Mortis vocalist Bruce Corbitt facing health challenges

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Sometimes the people with the biggest hearts find those organs in trouble. Rigor Mortis/Wizards of Gore vocalist Bruce Corbitt has undergone a series of medical procedures to correct a misfiring heart, and has embarked on a grueling schedule of benefits to fund these costly undertakings.

As the Dallas Observer reports:

But last week, two heart complications in less than five days changed Corbitt’s reasoning. At the ER, Corbitt found that his heart was misfiring, which caused his blood pressure to skyrocket. The doctors told him that he would need heart surgery. After months of living healthy, even changing his diet, he finally agreed. He couldn’t take the chance of dying on stage like his late guitarist and friend Mike Scaccia, who died playing at Corbitt’s 50th birthday bash at the Rail Club in Fort Worth.

“It became very evident that I can’t live a normal life anymore without doing the surgery, without fixing the problems,” Coribtt says. “It’s not fair to me, my wife, my family and my band to have to worry. It’s no way to live: ‘Oh we can’t go out of town without worrying about his heart messing up.’ Nah, it’s worth the risk of surgery to live a normal life again. I feel like a walking time bomb.”

Fans can support Bruce through a crowdfund, shopping at the Rigor Mortis store, or attending a benefit show on October 17 in Forth Worth, TX.

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5 thoughts on “Rigor Mortis vocalist Bruce Corbitt facing health challenges”

  1. Clandestinely Blazed says:

    “It’s not fair to me, my wife, my family and my band to have to worry.”
    Really, nigga? IT’S NOT FAIR? Even “after months of living healthy”… SMH.
    That is a highly non-Metal mentality.

    Perhaps it’s bigoted of me to assume that these cats haven’t lead the healthiest of lifestyles. Have they?

    1. Nuclear Whore says:

      “It’s no way to live: ‘Oh we can’t go out of town without worrying about his heart messing up.’ Nah, it’s worth the risk of surgery to live a normal life again.”

      This is the important part. It’s normal to think this.

      >Highly non-metal
      Come on, man.

      I’ll put him in my prayers, best wishes.

      1. Clandestinely Blazed says:

        Hmph. Maybe I misinterpreted his wording — more like, it’s not fair to keep is family on lockdown when he could just get the damn surgery.

        That being said, it IS non-Metal to think “It’s not FAIR that I have a bad heart after years in the Metal game.”

        It’s enTIREly fair.

    2. Daniel says:

      Thrash band? unhealthy lifestyles? Surprised?

  2. Mikael A. says:

    Brett. please review the new Symphony X album. It is a current release so why not?
    If you could include it on the next Sadistic metal reviews please !!!

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