Rooster Teeth's Monty Oum in critical condition

Monty Oum, creator and lead animator of the Rooster Teeth series RWBY is in a critical condition in hospital, following a “medical emergency”. A fundraiser set up to help his family with medical expenses has raised more than $80,000 in the two hours since the announcement was made.

Rooster Teeth co-founder Burnie was given the grim task of informing the community. He says that Monty is hospitalised in critical care, and – tragically – “it is not known if he will recover”.

Monty is a tremendous talent who has accomplished so much in his young life. He has an amazing creative ability and the drive to put it to use. That is a rare combination and we are proud to have shared in it. We expect that this news will be shocking to most of you and very difficult to process. It has been for many of us as well. Our hearts are with Monty, his wife Sheena and his brothers & sisters. They will need your good thoughts, your prayers, whatever kindness you have to offer.

Burnie explains that the team has “the utmost respect” for Monty’s privacy, and hopes the Rooster Teeth community will “understand and share in that respect”.

Monty is currently receiving medical care, and is surrounded by family and friends. If you wish to donate to his fundraiser, you can do so at his GoFundMe page.

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