You may or may not know but Tony was recently laid up in hospital after undergoing emergency surgery for osteomyelitis. He is now under mandatory bed rest with home IV antibiotics and unable to work. If everything goes right he will have missed about 4 weeks of work ($2k in lost wages) and have spent several more hundreds on out of pocket costs. You've grown accustomed to paying $5 or $10 to see this man perform on stage, so it should be a no-brainer to donate. Think of it as an investment in your future entertainment.