Epic Death’s Becky and Dennis Dorsett have organized a “Thrash Out Cancer” benefit concert for Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis), who is currently battling esophageal cancer. The show will be held on April 1 at Acadia Bar & Grill (Acadia Live) in Houston, Texas. Epic Death, Scrollkeeper, and more will perform at the event, which will also feature raffles and a silent auction. All proceeds will go towards Corbitt’s medical expenses, which total over $1 million from 2017 alone. Fans that can’t attend can help out by donating via FundRazr, and can also check out a live broadcast on TexasEdgeRadio.com.
Corbitt started his battle with esophageal cancer in 2017, and had to undergo extreme radiation and chemotherapy before surgery could be attempted. When he returned to the doctor in 2018, it was discovered that the cancer was still present and that it was at Stage 4. He was given three to six-months to live, but decided to get a second opnion. Insurance companies wouldn’t cover the second opinion at MD Anderson in Houston, leading to Corbitt having to get a second opinion in Dallas. After the visit, he was told there was a medical trial that he could participate in, but after he signed up for it, he was told that his cancer was not treatable with the trial treatment. Despite this, Corbitt continues to fight and has just finished his second round of extreme chemo.
Bruce’s wife, Jeanna Corbitt said the following:
“I can’t even imagine my world without my husband in it. We both feel so cheated out of our future together at this point. We try to make the best of every moment we have together, even when he feels terrible. He’s such a brave and tough man… MY Superhero!”
Dennis also commented:
“Bruce is my first thrash metal hero, from the moment we met back in our teenage years it has always been an honor to call him not only a friend but a brother.”
“Bruce and Jeanna are family first and foremost. Their trials become our trials and we stand together united to help anyway that we can.”
Adrenaline PR CEO/president Maria Ferrero continued:
“Bruce Corbitt is not only a sweetheart and a badass, but someone that I call a friend. He is one of us, and now is the time that we as a community should do anything we can to help.”
Warbeast’s Scott Shelby also had some words to say:
“I admire Bruce’s bravery and will to fight his battle with cancer. He has been headstrong in facing the facts and doing what he can to beat it while keeping good spirits and still loving his fans and family. His will is not going to break no matter what the news, and I look up to him for not giving up. His will may beat it alone, you never know. He is a good man and is a great influence to many people. I believe in him and he will win!”
Bands that wish to perform in an effort to help raise money for Corbitt can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.