Gay Atlanta is rallying for longtime nightlife personality Princess Charles Kollock, who was hospitalized last week during a medical emergency.
The 42-year-old performer and emcee went to a walk-in medical clinic after experiencing severe pain. But after a battery of tests, he was admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital to be treated for an infection that was moving throughout his body.
Late Friday, friends launched a Go Fund Me campaign to help Kollock with medical bills and personal expenses during his recovery.
Princess Charles is currently at Grady Hospital after going to the walk in clinic on Wednesday with severe pains. After blood work came back, he learned that he has Type 2 Diabetes and had an extremely high Sugar Count of 474. He was rushed to the ER for more tests only to find out today, that infection has spread to his prostate, bladder and pancreas. They are treating him with antibiotics, and if they don't help, it looks like surgery will be the only thing to rid the infection and hopefully stop it before it gets into his bloodstream. Princess has always brought smiles to all of our faces and now it is time for us to show him that we are with him during this serious time in his life. We are setting up this account to help with his hospital bills as well as help with personal bills while he is out of work. Please donate anything that you can. We love you Princess!
The response was immediate for Kollock, a nightlife fixture that has caused Bedlam, headlined Sunday Fundays, judged a few aspiring queens during Dragnificent and even roasted some along the way. Within 24 hours, supporters had blown past the $5,000 goal of the campaign. By Monday morning, 167 people had donated $8,360 to Funds For Our Princess.
Late Friday, Kollock said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. Via Facebook:
I'm deeply overwhelmed by the Love and Support that I have received from my Community! I will be crying Myself to Sleep tonight..Simply from the Love from others!!! Thank You!! Please keep Praying for me.
Kollock was scheduled for surgery on Monday, according to a Facebook post