Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti is facing the fight of his life, and the band's fans have his back.

As the Supersuckers website explains, Eddie recently received the scary news that he's been diagnosed with stage 3 oropharynx cancer, and he's facing surgery and radiation treatments that have sidelined him indefinitely on the eve of a planned European tour.

In advance of his first surgery, the band has started a fundraiser that will, in the words of manager Jim Bullotta, "help us fly the middle finger" at the disease. "Any and all donations are supremely appreciated," Bullotta urges. "Fans and friends are encouraged to help offset the expenses of Eddie's treatment and loss of income of having to be off the road by supporting the 'Eddie Spaghetti Cancer Fight Fund' with their generosity and support."

As of this writing, the drive has generated more than $13,000, which aids not only Eddie's family's bottom line, but bolsters their emotional well-being. As his wife, Jessika Daly, explains in a heartfelt note at the band's site, they're all still reeling from the news.

"It is true what they say, that it takes a village. We would be in a dark, dark place without 'our village' but thankfully, we are not," she writes. "My best friend has cancer and there’s absolutely nothing I can do about it. There’s no amount of money that would rid him of this horrible disease so many suffer from. There is no one I can call to make things better but the support that we already have felt from everyone knocks us off our feet."

To learn more about the Eddie Spaghetti Cancer Fight Fund — and to donate to the cause — visit this link.

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