Berlin singer has a GoFundMe campaign to help with medical issues stemming from a never-ending erection

Let’s be very, very clear. As someone who has spent the better part of two years battling with urological issues relating to kidney stones, I have nothing but sympathy for his dude. In fact, the fact that he’s gone public with his situation should be lauded.

Danny Polaris is a Welsh-born singer working in Berlin. An experiment with a new type of erectile dysfunction medication has led to a situation that’s gone on for not hours, but weeks.

He’s had to endure painful surgeries and has blacked out from the agony a couple of times. His parts may end up irreparably damaged.

Complicating matters is that he needs money for travel expenses and rehab. This is why a couple of friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help out.

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Thank you everyone for all your messages, support and donations. I want to be extra clear – although my hospital bills are covered by my medical insurance, I still need support for rehabilitation and recovery costs, travel costs and filling the gap left by two weeks (and counting) of being in hospital, unable to do my day job, write freelance and perform. I'm going to keep track of the money I spend as I think it's important to be transparent about these things. I'm happy I've been able to shine a light on the taboo subject of priapisms and I hope that lots of you will now be able to avoid the agonizingly painful and psychologically traumatic times I've had to go through these past few weeks. Love, light and hope to you all, Danny xx #erection #priapism #gaymen #menshealth #queermen #instagay #queerberlin #loveandlight #hope #faith

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Here’s more from the GoFundMe page:

“Danny has been suffering with a potentially life-threatening priapism for more than 10 days. He has been in a lot of pain, last week he lost a lot of blood and may have been close to death. He is being brave, focused and is a survivor! But however positive he’s trying to be, he’s also traumatised and often crying with extreme stress and anxiety. Some days he’s been in so much pain, that he has blacked out / fallen unconscious, even with strong pain relief. Danny has left his shame and ego at the door and spoken to PinkNews and GCN in detail about his story. His aim is to raise awareness about Priapism; A misunderstood, painful and dangerous condition that is affecting the gay/queer community increasingly more each year.”

Last time I checked, €658 has been raised towards a €5,000 goal.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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