Former Wildhearts Bassist Scott Sorry Diagnosed With Brain Tumor
Scott Sorry, who played bass with the Wildhearts from 2007-12, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. The news was broken by bandleader Ginger on social media.
"My brother Scott Sorry is very sick," he tweeted. "He has a brain tumor and he needs all of our help. Please repost this, get involved and help in any way that you can."
Ginger provided a link to a GoFundMe page that was set up by Sorry's friend Rich Jones. "The doctors have described it as a two-inch cystic tumor on the left side of his brain, and it's currently affecting his speech and motor functions," Jones wrote. "Right now he's in for observation and they expect to perform surgery on him on Dec 26th. We're all pulling for Scott and if anyone can get through this thing it's him, but right now we have to just wait and see."
Jones added that Sorry "and his wife Hanni recently bought a house in which they're raising their three wonderful kids and Scott has turned down a number of touring opportunities to focus on his job and family."
As of now, Jones has raised more than $21,000 of his goal of $25,000. He noted that the CT scan that discovered the tumor cost $5,000, which prompted Jones to increase the target. "Apparently I have a lot to learn about how expensive hospital visits can be in the U.S.," he said,
Sorry joined the Wildhearts in after having played with Ginger in Brides of Destruction, where Sorry replaced Nikki Sixx and played on Runaway Brides prior to their 2006 breakup. He left the Wildhearts in 2012 due to familial obligations. "The only thing I love more than being a Wildheart is my family," he wrote at the time. "With my oldest son being diagnosed with autism, I need to give them the most stable environment possible. Unfortunately, that stability does not include me playing in a band across the ocean in a different country. So with much respect and a heavy heart I am bowing out of my favorite band. I just can’t commit to the time the band would need from me anymore."
Sixx also retweeted Ginger's original tweet to draw greater attention to Sorry's condition.