A Nightmare on Elm Street 2’s Mark Patton has been hospitalized in Mexico with AIDS.
Patton’s manager reveals heartbreaking news GoFundMe page It was set up to raise funds to transport him to an American hospital for better treatment.
Patton, now 63, was diagnosed with HIV on his 40th birthday in 1999 and given one year to live. However, advances in treatment pioneered in the 90s have helped him overcome that grim prognosis and have remained reasonably healthy to this day.
‘I’ve been sick for quite some time’ Patton was thought to have side effects COVID-19 (new coronavirus infectious disease)but his manager Peter Valderrama revealed today that Patton is dealing with “clearly an AIDS-related illness.”
Mark Patton, who starred in 1980s Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, revealed he was suffering from AIDS in a Mexican hospital needing help with medical expenses.
Patton was 40 when he was diagnosed with HIV in 1999 and given one year to live.
As of Saturday night, more than $27,000 has been raised for the actor’s medical bills, surpassing the $18,000 goal. GoFundMe account.
Patton lives with her husband, Hector Morales Mondragon, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where she runs an art gallery and is a regular at horror conventions.
Patton starred as Jesse Walsh in the 1985 Nightmare on Elm Street 2nd film, the rare male lead opposite Freddy Krueger. His other main characters in the horror franchise on Elm Street were all female.
Patton has also appeared in other films, including Comeback to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean with Cher in 1982 and Family Possessions in 2016. And in 2019, he starred in the documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street.
But recently Patton have He was reportedly forced to cancel several scheduled appearances, but “decided to release his news in the hope that his community could help him.” ‘, his manager Valderrama wrote on his behalf.
“As his fans know very well, Mark takes his events very seriously and cherishes the opportunity to meet them in person. After I messed it up.”
Mark had been really looking forward to this show for quite some time, but sadly his health deteriorated dramatically.
He has been ill for quite some time. Initially it was thought to be the aftershocks of covid and some serious infection that could possibly be dealt with with caution and rest. It’s clearly an AIDS-related illness that you’re managing.
“Mark is currently in a hospital in Mexico who speak very little English and are completely devastated by the COVID-19 cases,” Valderrama wrote.
“He will need to be taken to an American hospital there to receive more specialized treatment in a safer environment. For this, he should humbly ask for help.
Patton starred as Jesse Walsh in the second A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1985.
Patton also appeared in the 2019 documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street. He was a regular at horror conventions, but was forced to cancel a recent appearance.
In his own statement released on his account page, Patton wrote:
“I just want to be healthy and stay home with my family. I need to move to an American hospital in Mexico where I can get the care I desperately need. $300 a day Hospitals in Mexico are overwhelmed with Covid and I’m too compromised to stay here.
“I have faced these medical challenges before and I know I have many battles left.
I have always lived on a monthly basis and have been struggling with going to the hospital since October. If anyone can contribute, it means a life-saving option to recover where my condition is accommodated.
The first reported cases of AIDS were documented in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until 1995 that doctors successfully treated AIDS with a combination of drugs. There is no cure yet, but treatment can reduce the amount of virus in the body.
However, AIDS patients are susceptible to “opportunistic infections (OI)” because their immune systems are damaged.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11636881/Nightmare-Elm-Street-2-star-Mark-Patton-63-reveals-struck-AIDS.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 star Mark Patton, 63, reveals he was hit with AIDS