Bad Brains frontman Paul “H.R.” Hudson has been diagnosed with a rare neurobiological disorder, according to Consequence of Sound.
SUNCT, short for short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache with conjunctival injection, causes Hudson to suffer from extreme headaches that can last anywhere from five seconds to six minutes and can occur up to 200 times a day. There is no permanent cure though symptoms are able to be treated and improved.
Hudson’s wife Lori has launched a GoFundMe Page to raise money for the frontman’s medical bills. In a note, Lori says that the “headaches have gotten progressively worse” and that they come randomly, often with no warning. “The intensity of the nighttime 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.”
Bad Brains were the premiere hardcore punk band in the Washington, DC music scene in the 70s and 80s, ultimately releasing nine albums including the latest, 2012’s Into the Future.