Legendary legend Kevin Aviance needs your help raising $100,000 to get hip surgery, after 20+ years of performing in stiletto pumps (not to mention a brutal 2006 gay bashing) have taken their toll on his body. “When us ‘queens’ sign up for this fabulous career of doing drag to entertain all of you, the one thing we’re NOT given is medical insurance,” he writes.
I’ve been known for my over-the-top shows and the way I move on stage and now that has been taken away from me. I can barely walk and it’s been struggle to even put a pair of heels on to just host shows but I have to bite the bullet and deal with the pain for now to survive. My doctor has informed me that I need to have a double hip replacement which frightens me because of the recovery period and costs involved. He told me if I proceed, I’ll be able to move again within 4-5 months after my surgery the way I used to in the past. I mean, I can’t prance around on jukeboxes in heels anymore but I can perform on stage the way I used to when I was in my 20’s and 30’s. I need to raise some coins to pay for the surgery. So, this is another reason why I’ve been MIA for the past few years. I’ve been depressed about the situation and in a lot of pain. I recently decided to make a comeback because I’ve gotta eat and pay my own bills but i do have the urge to make a full comeback and perform around the world again but need to take care of this matter first.
Kevin has 90 days left to secure the funding. Head on over to GiveForward to learn more about how you can get Kevin back on stage doing high kicks again.