She added: “It’s such a relief.”
Hirscz’s condition has already stopped her from playing bass, as she has little feeling in her left hand, and hasn’t been helped by the fact that COVID-19 has forced her to leave her day job as a horse trainer because she needs to stay at home and shield.
Hirscz said the response to her campaign has been “overwhelming”, and after reaching her goal of £1,000 within the first 24 hours, she has since increased her target to £5,000.
“Because the surgery’s not been done before, we don’t know exactly how much it’s going to cost,” she explained. “I know it’s a hard time for everyone so all these donations mean everything.”
Meanwhile, Manic Street Preachers have rescheduled their Cardiff Arena shows for the NHS until July 2021 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Welsh rock veterans were due to play one free gig for NHS workers and another fundraiser gig for health service charities this December at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, but the gigs will now take place next summer.
The free concert for NHS workers will now take place on Friday, July 16, with charity gig open to the public now set for Saturday, July 17. All original tickets remain valid, and anyone who can’t attend is urged to contact Ticketmaster for a refund.
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