After a 14 year stint as the drummer of Chicago rock duo Local H, Brian St. Clair learned in March of 2014 that one of his new gigs would be fighting aggressive prostate cancer.
St. Clair, who has continued to work with his tour management and production company, Tour Time Productions, began hormone treatment in April of 2014, underwent chemo from June through November, and received daily radiation treatment from January through March of 2015. He will remain on hormone treatment indefinitely, as at this stage his cancer is hormone dependent.
Even with health insurance, the premiums, co-pays, deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses for the last year of treatment have become staggering. Most recently in April, 2015, the Health Insurance Marketplace (where St. Clair purchased his health policy) incorrectly instructed his health insurer to cancel St. Clair’s policy, though the account was current and paid in full. While this error is being sorted out, which could take 30 days or longer, St. Clair, his wife, and his 5 year old twin boys are uninsured, and must pay for necessary prescriptions, doctor visits, and treatments out of pocket.
He is very appreciative of the contributions thus far. “I would like to thank everyone for their support. It really means a lot that people care enough to reach out and offer assistance. This is a serious diagnosis, and one that I would prefer to not be facing, but knowing I don’t have to go through it alone makes it much more bearable.”
Local H Fan-Funded Concert Film “Exit Stage Right” to Benefit Former Drummer Brian St. Clair As He Battles Prostate Cancer
Produced By Bailout Pictures, Local H announced plans to offer up a fan-funded concert film for sale, with all proceeds going to former drummer, Brian St. Clair, who revealed that he was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.
The film is available with a minimum suggested donation of $10 here: http://localh.vhx.tv/
For more information about prostate cancer please visit: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/overviewguide/index