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Fundraiser launched in support of punk drummer Atom Willard following motorcycle accident

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A fundraiser has been started in support of prolific drummer Atom Willard, who is recovering from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.

Willard, who currently plays in Against Me! and has drummed for bands including The Offspring, Social Distortion and Angels & Airwaves, suffered breaks in his wrist, thumb, collarbone, ribs and toe in the accident, which occurred earlier this month

The fundraiser, which is up now via GoFundMe, aims to raise $30,000 toward paying Willard’s medical bills.

Since the GoFundMe’s launch, Willard has posted a statement on Instagram thanking those who’ve donated or have otherwise reached out.

“To say thank you just doesn’t feel like enough,” Willard writes. “I am truly overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness. This has been the most terrifying and humbling experience of my life, and accepting help from others is hard for me. So thank you.”

He adds, “I can’t wait to play again, now I can focus on recover and recovery alone.”

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