After being bombarded by negative comments, Matty then posted a statement countering the people who said that because he is in a band he should have the money to pay for the surgery himself.
"There is obviously a misconception of what the life of a 'successful' touring musicians looks like."
"We have had an overwhelming amount of support in a short period of time & we are so thankful for that. Maverick means the world to us & we have done everything in our power to give him the best life possible."
"On the other hand, there were a few people that took this as an opportunity to question my motives & my integrity."
"Here's the thing, bands can bring in a good amount of money from touring & selling merch, but more often than not, most of that money goes towards transportation, equipment, production & all the people that work for us behind the scenes."
"If we were in it for the money we would have hung up the towel a long time ago. We pursue music because we love our fans and & we desire nothing more than impacting their lives in positive ways with our songs."
"I hope this post provides insight for those that assume that everyone they see in a tour bus is a millionaire. I can't speak for every band out there but I can say with confidence that most give a lot more than they take."