Nightmare On Elm Street 2 Star Hospitalized With AIDS Complications In Mexico

Posted January 19, 2023 by with 0 comments

A GoFundMe has been set up to help move the actor into an American hospital in Mexico where he’ll receive better treatment. Details via HIVPlusMag:

Mark Patton, an American interior designer and out actor best known for his starring role on A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, has been hospitalized due to AIDS-related ailments.

A GoFundMe page was set up by Patton’s manger, Peter Valderrama, who apologized for a Chicago show Patton had to cancel due to the hospitalization. Writing that Patton “has been ill for quite some time now,” Valderrama noted they originally believed the sickness was the aftershocks of COVID and could be managed with some rest and recuperation.

The fundraiser notes that Patton is currently in a Mexican hospital (he owns and operates an art store with his partner in Puerto Vallarta) that is “completely overcome with COVID cases.” Communication at the hospital is a problem as staff speak little English, according to Valderrama.

The fundraiser asks for donations to transport Patton to an American hospital in Mexico where he can receive “more specialized care in a safer setting.”


As many will recall, Patton made news back in 2019 with the release of Scream, Queen!, a documentary on him and his work in Nightmare On Elm Street 2. The sequel is now regarded as one of the gayest horror films of the 1980’s, although the filmmakers deny this was their intention.

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