Following a reported “argument with a friend,” former gay adult film performer Bo Dean (real name Michael) was shot in the chest last month in New Orleans and has subsequently become paralyzed from the waist down.
A GoFundMe campaign has been mounted by a woman named Melanie who writes Dean is her “dear friend, best friend… whom I love and cherish.”
Dean is still in recovery at the University Medical Center, where he was sent after the shooting on Nov. 28.
The bullet damaged his spinal cord, causing paralysis from the waist down.
According to the fundraising page, Dean does not have insurance and has no income.
He has “no way to pay the mounting medical bills and other related expenses (medicines, wheelchair, treatments, rehabilitation etc. etc.). This unfortunate incident happened right after we lost our home and was destroyed by a fire. We’ve lost pretty much everything and had to start from scratch,” the page reads.
Dean performed for a number of gay porn studios including CocksureMen, NextDoor, Raging Stallion, Men.com and Jake Cruise Hot House between 2009 and 2011.
As of this post, the page has raised $1,125 of the $50k goal.