LOS ANGELES—Close to three years after suffering a penile injury during a West Coast Productions shoot, male performer Prince Yahshua sustained a recurrence of the same damage while performing in a scene last Tuesday, and now faces over $32,000 in medical costs for the necessary surgery and aftercare.
Yahshua's agency, OC Modeling, has set up a fundraising page at GiveForward.com to assist him with these costs.
"Blown away is what I feel right now," Yahshua said. "I'm saddened to tell the industry and my diehard fans around the world that the injury that sidelined me three years ago has come back to bite me in a big way. After seeing and talking to my doctor on Friday, I was informed once again that I must go under the knife to repair bad tissue damage asap. Today, my heart is a lot happier after seeing what Sandra [McCarthy] and OCM has done for me by starting this fundraiser—I'm speechless! I'd like to thank Sandra, OCM and the fans and companies that have made me who I am today."
Added McCarthy, co-owner of the agency, "When Prince contacted me with the devastating news, I was at a loss for words ... tears were rolling down my cheeks. I knew I needed to help him emotionally and financially, so I started this fundraiser to help ease the pressure of the huge expenses that were on the way. Healthcare is unaffordable, and Prince doesn't have a pan due to his pre-existing condition, so he'll have to pay for the entire surgery out-of-pocket. Lately, the industry seems to have been taking hit after hit, but we all need to stick together and unite as one so we can get through whatever life throws at us."
To donate to Yahshua's medical fund, click here.