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Burning Man founder hospitalized after massive stroke

Black Rock City has long been known for its 10 principles that foster a sense of authenticity and commitment to one another not seen at most festivals nowadays. At the heart of these principles lays the power of intention, of which the folks at Burning Man are asking its members to channel for their fearless founder and loving friend, Larry Harvey.

On Wednesday, April 4, Harvey was hospitalized after suffering a massive stroke, where he remains in critical condition. While his prognosis is unknown at this time, and many questions remain, BM organizers assure community members that Harvey is receiving excellent around-the-clock medical care and constant support from his family and close friends. More information will be shared once it becomes available. In the meantime, they ask that everyone send positive thoughts and healing intentions to Harvey during this time of uncertainty.

“Rest assured, Burning Man and Black Rock City 2018 will go on,” reads a statement on their blog. “If there’s one thing we know for sure, Larry wants us to burn the Man.”

If you feel moved to share well wishes, notes of gratitude, or your best and craziest Larry Harvey stories, you can send notes directly to Harvey and his family at TheHat@burningman.org.

H/T: The Burning Man Journal, Featured Photo: Jim Urquhart, Rueters