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Actor Mark Patton who starred Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, is asking for help with his medical bills. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

Mark Patton, star of the 1985 thriller a A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revengeis asking for help with his medical bills so he can get treatment for what his manager describes as “AIDS-related illnesses.”

Patton, 63, who is currently hospitalized in Mexico, spoke out on a GoFundMe page set up by her manager, Peter Valderrama. The fundraiser, set up just two days ago, has already raised $30,350 in donations, surpassing its original $18,000 goal.

“I mainly ask for help. I will not be ashamed,” wrote Patton, who stars in the film as Jesse Walsh, a teenager whose body is possessed by Freddy Krueger, played by Robert Englund. “I just want to be healthy and be home with my family. “.

According to Patton, he should be taken to an American hospital in Mexico where he can receive proper treatment. However, it costs $300 a day to be treated there, and the current facility he’s in is “overwhelmed with COVID and I’m too at risk to stay here.”

“I feel very foolish for being overly optimistic,” he continued. “I thought I was going to fly to Chicago today, but I promise when I’m well enough to fly to the US I will. I have faced these medical challenges before and I know I have a lot of fight left in me. But the last one. It’s been a financially crippling few years for me, I’ve always lived month to month and I’ve been struggling with medical appointments since October.”

Patton added that the financial aid “will mean a life-saving option for me to get into recovery in a place that can take care of my condition.” He captioned the post simply, “Thank you all. Love, Mark.”

Valderrama elaborated on his client’s condition, sharing that Patton was looking forward to the upcoming show.

“He has been sick for quite some time,” Valderrama wrote. “Initially it was thought to be aftershocks from COVID and some severe infections that could be treated with care and rest. But now he’s pretty clear that he’s managing AIDS-related illnesses. Mark was really looking forward to this performance. time, but, unfortunately, his health has deteriorated dramatically.”

Paton previously said he was diagnosed with HIV in 1999 HIV+ magazinehe explained how he discovered he was living with the virus.

“I found out on my 40th birthday and three days later I was in the hospital,” Patton told the magazine. “But because of the infections I had, they put me on TB medicine and it didn’t mix with the old HIV medicine. There were so many side effects. It was as if I had been poisoned.”

Although he says he almost died at the time, his health soon improved. He went on to marry and move to Mexico.

Today, Patton is a major player in the chain of horrors, and he takes these events “very seriously and appreciates any opportunity to meet again. [fans] personally,” according to Valderrama.

Yahoo Entertainment reached out to Valderrama, but could not be reached at press time.


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