Mark Patton, finest identified for starring in “A Nightmare on Elm Avenue 2: Freddy’s Revenge,” is begging for his followers’ assist to pay his medical payments.
The 63-year-old’s supervisor, Peter Valderrama, made a GoFundMe web page for the actor Thursday, claiming Patton has “been sick for fairly a while now” in Mexico, the place he lives, with what was initially regarded as unwanted side effects of COVID-19, however has since been deemed “fairly clearly AIDS-related illnesses.”
Greater than 240 donors have raised over $7,600 in direction of the $18,000 objective, as of Friday afternoon. The Submit contacted Valderrama for remark.
“He must be transported to an American hospital down there the place he may be receiving extra specialised care in a safer setting,” Valderrama defined in his fundraising pitch. “For this, we humbly have to ask for assist.”
Mark Patton poses for a photograph throughout the a centesimal evening of “El Exorcista” at Teatro Rafael Solana on Nov. 12, 2022, in Mexico Metropolis. Getty Photographs
Patton beforehand revealed he was identified with HIV in 1999, on his fortieth birthday. He and his husband, Hector Morales Mondragon, dwell in Puerto Vallarta, the place they personal and function an artwork gallery.
A fixture at horror conventions, Patton has reportedly been pressured to cancel a number of scheduled appearances amid his struggles, however now “has determined to launch his information within the hopes that his neighborhood may assist him,” Valderrama wrote.
“Principally I’m asking for assist,” Patton mentioned in his personal assertion on the GoFundMe web page. “I can’t be embarrassed. I simply wish to be wholesome and at dwelling with household… I’ve confronted these medical challenges earlier than, and I do know I’ve a variety of battle left in me, however the previous few years have been crippling for me financially.”
“If anybody is ready to contribute, it might imply a life-saving possibility for me to be recovering in a spot that may cater to my situation,” he added.
Patton was a closeted homosexual man when “Nightmare on Elm Avenue 2” premiered in 1985. The movie featured homoerotic themes, which he mentioned was a wrestle as he tried to maintain his personal sexuality a secret.
Patty Larrañaga, Mark Patton and Paola Meixueiro pose for a photograph throughout the a centesimal evening of “El Exorcista” at Teatro Rafael Solana.Getty Photographs
Patton was the topic of the 2019 documentary “Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Avenue,” which chronicled his “makes an attempt to make peace together with his previous and embrace his legacy as cinema’s first male ‘scream queen.’”
His different work consists of “Come Again to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean” with Cher in 1982 and “Household Possessions” in 2016.