Bad news has reached the Sentinel Daily office from Europe, where it’s been reported that last week US hardcore stalwarts Pro-Pain suffered a setback whilst on tour.

This from the wife of Pro-Pain bassist Gary Meskil:

“On July 3rd, Gary was the victim of a robbery and attempted murder in Brussels, Belgium. He was pick-pocketed of cash, credit card, and passport, struck on the head with an ice pick and then subsequently attacked by a gang of individuals. The police have confiscated more than one weapon and they have established the identities of some of the suspects. Gary was quickly admitted to ICU after suffering head trauma (including several fractures to his face and jaw) and massive blood loss. Since then he has stabilized and is trying his best to recover, but future surgery will be required.

A Victims Fund has been created by family members in order to help cover medical and dental expenses not covered by Gary’s insurance. We appreciate your kindness and generosity at this difficult time, and we will make sure that each one of you are personally thanked for it in the credits of the next Pro-Pain album”.

Love and respect,

Lisa and Gary Jr. Meskil”

Terrible news, and we’re sure all our readers would like to help if they can – you can contribute to the Go Fund Me appeal HERE.