Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis) Offers Update From Hospice

Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis) has offered an update on his battle with esophageal cancer. The singer, who has now been admitted into a hospice, says he is on a 24-hour morphine drip and that he is hoping to end things on his own terms. Despite this, he said that he does plan to keep fighting and that he is also trying to finish a new book to raise money for his family. This sad news comes after Corbitt was previously showing positive signs following a clinical trial. You can help him out with medical bills HERE.

[via The PRP]

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Warbeast To Play Full Set With Frontman Bruce Corbitt In October

Warbeast will be playing their first full set with frontman Bruce Corbitt in 18 months on October 20 at the Rail Club in Fort Worth, TX. Corbitt is still battling esophageal cancer, but he did receive some positive news back in June and has tried to keep everyone updated on his fight through Facebook. You can help him out with medical bills by donating via fundrazr.com. In other news, the band are reportedly planning to record a new EP as well.

[via The PRP]

Bruce Corbitt To Return To The Stage With Warbeast This Weekend

Bruce Corbitt recently revealed that he is moving closer towards remission in his battle against esophageal cancer and now there’s some more good news. The frontman has announced that he will be returning to the stage with Warbeast for a three-song set at this year’s Ft. Worth Weekly Awards on July 8.

Corbitt said the following:

“Greetings everyone! For those that haven’t already heard, Warbeast was asked to reunite to play a 3-song set at this year’s Ft. Worth Weekly Awards. Warbeast was chosen as part of their 2018 Hall of Fame Class. So I’ve decided to give it a shot for such a special occasion. Jono Garrett will be playing drums for us because Joey is out on tour.

The awards ceremony will be next Sunday evening, July 8th at the legendary Ridglea Theater. It is open to the public for $5. I think it’s something like 6:00 to 10:00 and our award and performance might be early.

Anyway, I’m really excited and thankful to the Ft. Worth Weekly for showing us this much appreciation. I’m proud that I’m even feeling good enough right now to be able to attempt it. But I do know my limitations and I will be careful.

All I know is I get to experience that feeling of being on stage again… and that’s why I keep on fighting. Because good things do finally happen if you can just hang in there long enough. You know damn well!”

Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis) Receives More Positive News In Cancer Battle

Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis) has shared a new video update on his battle with esophageal cancer and in the clip he revealed that recent treatments have led to the disease leaving lymph nodes that were previously affected making remission more possible. You can watch Corbitt discuss that below:

[via The PRP]

Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis) Receives Positive News In Cancer Battle

Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis) has shared a new video update on his battle with esophageal cancer and in the clip he revealed that his blood counts have miraculously returned to normal. On top of that, he has also been approved for an injection that will help him fight the disease. You can watch Corbitt discuss that below:

In other news, Corbitt and his wife Jeanna recently renewed their vows at a public event, during which his daughter read a poem about her father’s cancer battle. Footage of that is available below:

[via The PRP]

“Thrash Out Cancer” Benefit To Be Held For Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis) Next Month

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.”

Becky added:

“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 epicdeath@epicdeath.net.

Bruce Corbitt (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis) Joins Clinical Trial For Cancer Treatment

In January 2018, it was revealed that the previous treatments for Bruce Corbitt’s (Warbeast, Rigor Mortis) esophageal cancer were unsuccessful, but now it appears that there is still hope for him. The singer has gotten a second opinion, and is now set to undergo a clinical trial that could help prolong his life. He said the following:

“Got my 2nd opinion… they found me a clinical trial that is perfect for my situation. So I’ve just signed it to go for it. It will be immunotherapy for starters. So there is hope for me after all.”