The New Mastersounds bassist Pete Shand will undergo emergency surgery for a spinal condition he developed as a direct result of playing the bass.

In a Facebook post, the band detailed Shand’s struggles, noting that he is suffering from severe nerve pain, numbness and muscle wastage and is currently bedridden, unable to fly home to Europe for the procedure. “Without this surgery, Pete’s career is over,” the note also added.

A GoFundMe has been started in his name to raise funds for the surgery and subsequent recovery.