Great news regarding King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill’s health. He left the hospital yesterday (Mar. 21), and hopes are high for a full recovery from the heart attack he suffered on Feb. 26th.
Pinnick recently shared the good news on Facebook when Gaskill was moved out of intensive care and to a more normal environment. “Jerry was moved to a regular room today. He still has the trach, but hasn’t had to be on the ventilator in the past two days. He had a physical therapy assessment today so tomorrow I should know what the next steps are for rehab. He is doing really well so far!”
Pinnick continued, “I was walking to the grocery store a few minutes ago, as I was walking out the store my cell phone rang, the ID said Jerry Gaskill!!! He was calling from the hospital to say hi and that he’s going to be alright. He sounded great! Totally understated everything he’s been thru and mentioned how thankful he was for all the support so far. He made me laugh like he always does, it’s a great day!!! That black flag has lifted and everyday he will get better.”
In support of his friend, Pinnick wrote a song that pays tribute to his longtime band mate and comrade. Pinnick said: “I had to write a song about it! for Jerry! actually 4 tunes, its my crack when im worried. 2 weeks in and hes getting better everyday, should be going home soon!!!”were so glad you made it, ain’t that the truth!? thanks Stacy T. for doing the guitar lead.” Check out the song, celebrating Jerry accompanied by a video mosaic featuring live footage of Gaskill. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3545758801138
A benefit show has been set up for Jerry by Dan Reed and The Saint Club in Astbury Park, New Jersey. Here is details:
Benefit for Jerry Gaskill (drummer for KING’s X) at ‘The Saint’ in ASBURY PARK – Next Friday, March 23rd, 8pm – (The Dan Reed Band, Danny White Band, Cherry Suede and Special Guests) – As many of you may know, Jerry Gaskill, drummer of KING’s X and all around beautiful soul, suffered a major heart attack two weeks ago. We are happy to report after a lot of good energy and support sent his way, great doctors, and his strong will, Jerry is on the way to recovery! However, he is now facing very large medical bills, so ‘The Saint’ club and the Dan Reed Band have decided to dedicate the evening as a benefit for Mr. Gaskill. We welcome all who are able to attend and support a very talented soul in need and whose compassion knows no boundaries. Thank you.
For Ticket’s please contact the number below or come to The Saint at 7pm door time. Tickets are $12 Advanced, $14 at the door. Music begins at 8pm at ‘The Saint’ – 601 Main St. Asbury Park, NJ 07712, (732) 775-9144
You can also donate to Jerry Gaskill and get a free download of the classic King’s X show in Boston 1991 in return. The show, entitled “Burning Down Boston: Live At The Channel 6.12.91” can be purchased at www.molkenmusic.com.
In addition to the gift with this download, anyone who wants to further make a personal gift to Jerry to help him with his medical bills can send a check made out to Jerry Gaskill. Mail it to: Jerry Gaskill, c/o World Entertainment Inc., P.O. Box 3095, Sea Bright, NJ 07760. One hundred percent of your gift goes to Jerry Gaskill to help him defray his medical expenses. Jerry Gaskill is an individual and not a charity. Any funds given to him would be a gift and no further tax deduction for charitable contributions would be coming from him. Help out if you can.