This has been a crappy week for former Thursday and current United Nations frontman Geoff Rickly.
The post-hardcore mainstay was robbed at gunpoint Monday night, with the emo-hating thief making off with Rickly's iPad, iPhone, wallet and, most importantly, epilepsy medicine. Side note: Only a special type of dick steals epilepsy medicine, but let's move on.
Rickly first tweeted this cryptic message Monday night...
Thank you for the well-wishes. Still love you, New York. Still hate you, guns. Friends, love you X10. No $.No phone.Can't steal sunshine...— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) June 4, 2013
...before detailing the whole ordeal:
So just to give the whole story: Walking home from the train to my place I was robbed.— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) June 5, 2013
Taken at gunpoint: iPad, iPhone, passport, wallet, cards, rent money in cash(long story). Also my medicine for intense medical treatments.— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) June 5, 2013
I'm one of many Americans who lives frugally and happily from paycheck to paycheck. This has been well documented in the past.— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) June 5, 2013
I haven't asked anyone to help me with this except for the police. My friends and family have been there for me to the fullest.— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) June 5, 2013
A number of kind and generous souls have elected to make donations to my bandcamp, for one reason or another. Unexpected, unsolicited...— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) June 5, 2013
In a particularly difficult time in my life(brutal year), a potentially devastating event has shown me so much compassion, love and humanity— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) June 5, 2013
I feel very lucky, indeed. Thank you. xx— Geoffrey Rickly (@GeoffRickly) June 5, 2013
Despite the band going on indefinite hiatus, fans have flocked to Rickly's situation, with a Reddit page linking to the musician's Bandcamp page already set up if you feel like finally giving money to a musician.
Thursday last released an album in 2011 with No Devolucion, before announcing a kinda sorta ok basically over split. "Despite the fantastic year that the band has enjoyed, creatively, things haven’t been as easy for us on a personal level," the band said in a statement. "Without diving into detail, it’s fair to say that this year has been an endless series of personal difficulties. We haven’t had any falling out and are all still close. The personal circumstances involved make it impossible to continue Thursday in the spirit that has made it special."