The Blasters’ Phil Alvin has been hospitalized with an unknown illness – Daily News

Phil Alvin, the 69-year-old singer and guitarist of Americana and roots rockers The Blasters, is currently in the hospital, according to a post by Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.

“Right now Phil is in the hospital and he needs our help,” a post on the official website reads. “He has had several medical emergencies and hospital stays over the last six years or so. It’s been a very trying time. The goal is to get him well enough to leave the hospital, get into physical rehab and back home.”

Though it doesn’t specify exactly why he’s in the hospital, the Brea-based nonprofit is currently taking donations through its official website for Alvin’s care since The Blasters aren’t able to play shows and the medical procedures Alvin has had are costly.

Alvin’s longtime friends in the Los Angeles punk rock band X shared a link to the donation site on Instagram on Wednesday morning, Jan. 25. The post features a photo of Alvin, sporting his huge signature Cheshire cat grin.

Founded by singer-songwriter Victoria Williams in 1994, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to career musicians and music industry workers who face physical and mental health issues, disability or age-related problems.

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