PEARL JAM’s EDDIE VEDDER Reveals ‘Near Death Experience’ Amid Recent Health Scare

Eddie Vedder Live

After illness forced PEARL JAM to cancel shows in Berlin and London, including their June 29th stop at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, frontman Eddie Vedder took the stage in Barcelona’s Palau Sant Jordi arena on July 7th.

There, the 59-year-old singer revealed the “frightening” ordeal, where he and other band members struggled to breathe and feared for their lives.

He addressed the crowd: “Can I just say that the last week, it almost felt like a near-death experience. It was very uncomfortable, and it got frightening.

“It felt like chest bronchitis or something. It felt like maybe you couldn’t breathe, and maybe you wouldn’t make it through the night, and maybe you’d have to go to the hospital.”

He continued: “You just realise how precious this life is. How lucky we are to have been living on a planet where we can go around and play to incredible people like the people in this room here tonight.

“So, it was a poignant experience. I won’t be forgetting it anytime soon. And we won’t be forgetting tonight anytime soon.”

Following their European tour, PEARL JAM sets their sights on North America for a summer run of shows.

PEARL JAM 2024 US Tour Dates:

08/22 – Missoula, MT @ Washington-Grizzly Stadium %

08/26 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Music Center %

08/29 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field %

08/31 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field %

09/03 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden %

09/04 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden %

09/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center %

09/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center %

09/12 – Baltimore, MD @ CFG Bank Arena %

09/15 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park %

09/17 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park %

09/27 – Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Festival

09/29 – Dana Point, CA @ Ohana Festival

% = w/ Glen Hansard