Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic are among those donating to a GoFundMe page for Nirvana‘s former publicist Susie Tennant.
As detailed in a statement from her family on the fundraising page, Tennant is struggling with rising hospital bills and “symptoms of early onset Alzheimer’s and dementia”.
Organised by former Sub Pop employee Steve Manning, the statement reads: “We’ve continued working with Susie’s doctors since our last check in. Over the last six weeks, Susie had surgery to remove an unburst aneurysm and to test for what may be causing the symptoms of early onset Alzheimer’s and dementia.
“The surgeries were successful, and Susie is healed and healthy. After the surgery, Susie’s medical experts were able to eliminate causes, and are now pointing to something called Frontotemporal Degeneration Disease (FTD).”
It adds: “FTD is new and rare with only about 60K confirmed cases in the United States. Susie’s symptoms at home, with her memory loss and physical degeneration, align nearly exactly with this disease’s progression. The doctors believe Susie may have had symptoms prior to them being easily seen by friends, family, and doctors.