Jack Control (World Burns To Death & Severed Head of State) Stabbed!
This piece of news has been posted on a lot of MySpace pages:
Please HELP our brother Jack Control (SEVERED HEAD OF STATE) This isnt a Hoax, as Jack is a good old friend of ours, so please read carefully!
PLEASE HELP OUT A BROTHER. This weekend, Jack Control (singer for Severed Head of State & World Burns To Death) was stabbed in the mid-section while breaking up a fight. It was a deep stab that nearly hit his heart (missed by less than 1cm). He lost more than half his blood supply at the scene and nearly died. He had immediate surgery and is now in stable condition…but he’s not alright. Besides being in an excruciating amount of pain, his hospital bills are already OUTRAGEOUS.
If you can help in ANY way, please contact Timmy Hefner via MySpace or better yet send money via PayPal to:
Timmy is handling pretty much all of Jack’s contact with the outside world right now since Jack is not able to do so himself.
Please read this bulletin from Ashley below:
REPOST FROM ASHLEY/SIGNAL LOST
Q: Who the hell would stab Jack Control?
A: … a fucking hobo crusty jackass… Ok so here is an update:
There was a large show on North Loop on Saturday night. At the end of the night some random trainhopper kids got rowdy. One guy kicked in the window of The Parlor (the pizza place Jazzys family owns) Jazzy, Zack and Jack went outside to confront these guys and a big mess broke out. Jack stepped in to stop one of these guys from hitting jazzy. This is when one of the guys came from behind Jack and stabbed him in the gut. The fight pretty much ended at that point.
The suspect fled & Jack started walking away and casually stated that they needed to leave. The police and EMS arrived shortly after. The guy that had stabbed Jack goes by the name of “bingo” and was arrested only a few blocks away from the scene. Jack was taken to Brackeridge hospital by EMS and was in surgry for about 4 hours… The wound went pretty deep and got really close to his heart and he lost alot of blood. He is curently recovering in ICU at Brackenridge Hospital. “bingo” is still in custody and being charged with attempted murder.
Jack will be in the hospital for a few more days and his bills have gotten to over 80 thousand dollars. Timmys got a paypal account set up. And we are in the process of setting up some other things to help out with random expenses… Benefit shows can’t put a dent in such expensive hospital bills but they can def. help with other things apparently getting stabbed costs alot of money…
If you want to help out with setting up shows in your city contact me. Please don’t call me or e-mail me with stupid questions and hearsay gossip shit. But if you can help out let us know. Jack is pretty much the toughest guy I know and he’ll be fine but seeing him in the hospital with all those machines fucking sucks.
If you are a CLOSE friend of Jacks Im sure he appretiates visitors and your sent regards but please keep your visits short. And don’t piss off the nurses…
you want to help out?
send money to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Ricecooker Note: if you don’t know World Burns To Death, go here: WBTD@Wiki
ALSO – TEXAS PUNKS – FIRST OF MANY BENEFIT SHOWS:
Thursday Feb 9th
Camp X Ray
Army of Jesus
starts at 9 pm…
please come out and support jack…
MORE DETAILS EMERGES:
from AllGoNoSlow Feb 7th 2006:
Jack Control, Lead vocalist of hardcore punk bands Severed Head of State and World Burns to Death, Long time force in the Texas Punk Scene and behind Mind Control Records, was stabbed and seriously wounded in an altercation at a show in Austin, Texas on Saturday January 28th. There was a large show on the North Loop in Austin-An earlier show at a Record Store had featured J-Church, Army of Jesus and Storm The Tower and a later show was with Manikin at the Pizza Parlor a few doors down.
At the end of the night some random trainhopper kids got rowdy. One guy went on a rampage and kicked in the glass doors of the venue, and then tried to kick in the windows of the anarchist bookstore next door and windows of cars parked on the street. When confronted by the people running the show, Including members of World Burns to Death and Signal Lost, a big mess of a brawl broke out. Jack Stepped in to stop a guy from Hitting Jasmine from Signal Lost and one of the trainhoppers came from behind and stabbed jack in the gut just below the ribs.
Jack’s wounds required seven surgeons doing over three hours of surgery and he lost 4 pints of blood. Jack has stabilized and will recover, but was in ICU at Brackenridge hospital. The person who stabbed Jack (who goes by the name of ” Bingo”) fled, but was arrested nearby. He is currently in police custody and being charged for attempted murder.
Jack has no medical insurance and will face a monolithic amount of medical and legal bills, as well as missed time from work as a result of this. A pay pal account has been established at firstname.lastname@example.org for anyone willing to donate funds to help Jack with his expenses.
People wishing to run charity Auctions on Auction sites such as Ebay, Yahoo or DIY auction to raise pay pal funds for Jack please put Jack Control in the item title and description. People wanting to buy benefit items can search for them by putting ” Jack Control” in the search box.
A benefit show will be held in Austin on February 9th at Emo’s 603 Red River http://www.emosaustin.com/ with Signal Lost, Camp X-Ray, Army Of Jesus, Iron Age and Modern Needs performing. Further benefits are in the works and anyone wishing to organize an benefit event around the country contact Ashley at smashlost AT yahoo.com or Timmy Hefner at timmythetexasturd AT gmail.com.
Immediate Pay Pal donations should be sent to Timmy’s email address until Jack has recovered.