Bad Brains Vocalist has Brain Surgery, “HR’s surgery went well”

On February 21, 2017, Bad Brains vocalist HR underwent brain surgery for a neurobiological disorder. The following update was posted, “HR’s surgery went well. He is now in an ICU bed. His wife Lori said he looks good.”  In addition to being HR’s wife, Lori also acts as his full-time caregiver.


In March 2016, Lori launched a GoFundMe campaign so fans could help support the singer.

Lori on HR’s Condition

“HR suffers from cluster headaches nicknamed ‘Suicide Syndrome’, where the headaches come randomly, with no warning, at all hours of the day and night – but for him, they are much worse at night. The intensity of the headaches is so great that he yells, cries out, groans, and sobs – repeatedly, every few minutes, for most of the night.

“He can’t work. He has no quality of life. If you call him and ask how he is, he will say, ‘Everything’s okay,’ because that’s just how he is. But everything is not okay.”

You can donate to HR’s recovery fund at this location.