Published Jul 02, 2009For a man who loves to talk shit as much as Nine Inch Nails front-man Trent Reznor, some may find it surprising that he does indeed care for his fans. But it's true, and Rezzie was recently honoured by the New York government for his efforts to help out one fan in particular.
As TwentyFourBit points out, a young NIN fan named Eric De La Cruz recently needed a heart transplant, so Reznor put it out there to his fans, offering a meet and greet with NIN in exchange for donations. Well, the initiative ended up raising a whopping $900,000.
To pay tribute to this good deed, New York Senator Charles Schumer, Governor David Patterson, Senator Craig M. Johnson, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and congressmen Tim Bishop and Gary Ackerman all signed letters acknowledging Reznor's actions.
The letters were presented to Reznor by super fan Mike Caplice, who said in a < a href="http://www.theninhotline.net/news/#1245648614" target="_blank">statement, "I wanted the entire NIN community to see that their efforts have been recognized by all levels of government. I'm an 18-year fan of the band who has two parents with cancer, and have seen just how flawed the U.S. health care system is. I thought this was a really special moment for all of us who have seen the band and the community evolve over the years into a really positive and powerful force."
So many good vibes surrounding such a normally negative dude. It must be summer!