Looks as though Oregon doom metallers Yob needs our support with the latest news on frontman Mike Scheidt. Scheidt has been suffering from a digestive disease called diverticulitis. Meaning, an inflammation of the digestive tract causing a severe case of abdominal pain resulting in the need for surgery.
The band have been keeping us in the loop, including an update that explained his condition had been getting progressively worse. The good news is, everyone including Scheidt, are in good spirits.
Mike himself reached out to his personal facebook page, stating the following:
“Hello My Friends,
For some reason I can’t get my artist page messages from my phone, signed up for messenger and everything. I see I have a bunch of messages in there but can’t get to them.
Thank you for the love and good cheer! I head into surgery in about 45 minutes. Nervous, but keeping my thoughts positive and focused on recovery and healing.
I’ll share an update with you as soon as I can! Love ❤❤❤❤❤!!!
The band gave us an update earlier today/late last night:
“An update on Mike: his condition took a turn for the worse. After 3 days with no food, his improvement allowed for being cleared to switch from strictly IV fluids to a bowl of broth. His body reacted badly to the food and sent him back into extreme pain and fever, with uncontrollable rigors and chills. As a result, Mike is having surgery in the early am to remove the infected part of his large intestine. He’s keeping his spirits up, and thanks you all for the love and good cheer being sent, it helps tremendously. We’ll post updates as we get them ❤.”
Here is the original announcement:
“Two months ago, our guitarist and vocalist Mike Scheidt was diagnosed with acute Diverticulitis, a painful intestinal disease. On Saturday, this escalated and he was admitted into the hospital to determine whether he would need emergency surgery.
The good news is that Mike won’t need surgery immediately. The bad news is that he needs several days of monitoring in the hospital and will regrettably be missing his performance with The School of Rock Portland on January 28th. He had a great time rehearsing with the kids there and feels badly that he won’t be able to make it for the performance. If you are in the Portland area, be sure to support all of their hard work and get out to this show! They will still be performing our song, “Atma”, and will be kicking serious butt despite his lack of attendance.
More good news is that Mike should be feeling better and will be making it to Brooklyn and Austin for our shows in February! He may be moving a little slow, but we’ll be there!”
Due to everyone’s optimism, it gives us hope and at this time we wish Scheidt a safe recovery.