Moon Tooth Guitarist Hospitalized After Seizure, Band Seeks Support From Fans

Progressive hard rock band Moon tooth delivered theirs summer USA tour support other rockers Go in depth last week after the New York-based quartet said they experienced one medical emergency with a then unidentified Moon Tooth member.

On Friday (July 29), the band released a new detailed statement explaining that their guitarist and backing vocalist, Nick Lee, suffered a seizure that caused him injury that required hospitalization. Unfortunately, his condition has not improved.

Accompanied by a video from singer John Carbone, bassist Vin Romanelli and drummer Ray Marte, Moon Tooth enlisted fans’ help in Lee’s treatment.

Click here to donate on GoFundMe. Moon Tooth’s latest album, Phototroph, was released in May on Pure Noise Records. Loudwire wishes Lee all the best in his recovery. Learn more from the band below.

Moon Tooth’s Nick Lee (Photo by Jayleigh H.)

Moon Tooth’s Nick Lee (Photo by Jayleigh H.)

Moon Tooth family,

It’s been a week since we announced that we would have to drop the Cave In show at the Gramercy Theater due to an emergency. Although not very detailed, we went through an intense and frankly terrifying experience with one of our members. We were hoping that by this time everything would be back to “normal” and Nick Lee would be able to resolve the situation and explain everything to you on his own. Unfortunately, that is not the reality at the moment. It’s not easy to write this, and there’s no way to gloss over the situation, so we’ll just go with honesty.

On Thursday afternoon (July 21) we met for practice and preparation for the following evening’s show. Nick seemed like his normal self but mentioned how exhausted he was and how he had been a little foggy and confused for the past 24 hours. We agreed to run the set but finish early so he could get some rest and sleep it off. While we were setting up our gear, we were going in and out of rooms at the studio and at one point Nick had fallen and hit his head. While looking through security camera footage, we found out that Nick had a seizure and fell and hit his head on a bass drum. We had found him just moments after it had happened and immediately called an ambulance to take him to the nearest hospital. By the time the EMTs arrived, he had suffered another seizure.

Here we are a week later and things have unfortunately taken a turn for the worse. He suffers from seizures every night that have escalated to the point where he needs to be intubated and essentially put into a medically induced coma to give his body a chance to heal. Doctors continue to run many tests to properly diagnose Nick while keeping him as stable as possible to heal. The reason for all this is still unclear, and a very confusing situation as it came out of nowhere. Nick has absolutely no history of medical problems like these. Aside from the hustle and bustle of touring life, Nick lives as healthy as anyone. We’ve all seen him running, climbing and jumping on stages across the country, the occasional yoga, hiking, etc.

Nick’s fiancee Lianna and his family have been by his side all week. To give as much love and comfort as humanly possible. Keeping us posted as we all continue to navigate this entire ordeal.

If you had the opportunity to know Nick, you know that he has always been loving, compassionate and would do anything he could to take care of his friends and family. No matter the situation, he would always be there to talk and be there to offer any support and comfort he could. We can’t put into words how much Nick has done for the three of us, how he continues to inspire and push us to our greatest potential. Nick lives and breathes what we do and has touched many lives with his love and art.

Now is the time to help our brother. While the doctors and hospitals are still trying to narrow down what is causing his symptoms and return him to normal health, the medical bills are piling higher and higher. It may take some time to recover from this as we are still getting more details. We wanted to start this campaign to get one step ahead of the issue so he can focus on his health and get back to normal without the stress and burden of a massive amount of debt stacked against him.

We know it’s hard to digest, but we’ll all get through this together. Moon Tooth is family and we will do everything we can to take care of each other. We love you, we’re here for you, and as always, we greatly appreciate your support.

-Vin, John and Ray

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