Online campaign raises £11,000 for man to only listen to Nickleback for a week

Jesse Carey has described the challenge as the 'ultimate test of human endurance'

A man in the US has raised over $18,000 (£11,000) for charity after launching a campaign promising to listen to Nickleback 24/7 for an entire week.

Jesse Carey has described the challenge – which started on Monday (February 16) – as the “ultimate test of human endurance”, stating: “I’m willing to put my personal health at risk for the challenge. Obviously, exposure to such a large quantity of Nickelback is very dangerous.”

Carey continued: “[Several doctors] have all said that such an endeavor could result in irreversible damage to my ears, brain, kidneys and soul.”

The man, who you can see interviewed in the video below, will be listening to the American band’s music whilst “sleeping, working, even showering” for what will total in at 168 consecutive hours.

The campaign was launched to raise money for Charity: Water, in order to build water wells in developing countries, and will run to Sunday (February 22). Carey originally set the target of $10,000 for his project.

Meanwhile, Nickleback were recently the subject of an online petition which aimed to stop them from performing in London.