Washington [US]July 21 (ANI): American rock band Pearl Jam have canceled their concert in Vienna after frontman Eddie Vedder suffered throat damage.
On Wednesday, the band released a lengthy statement on their official Instagram account informing fans of the horrific news.
The post read: “To anyone expecting a great Pearl Jam show tonight in Vienna, so were we. However, due to the extreme circumstances of the last outdoor venue outside of Paris (heat, dust and smoke from the fires), our vocalist Ed Vedder’s throat was damaged.
“He has seen doctors and received treatment, but so far his vocal cords have not recovered,” the band added.
Pearl Jam informs that Vedder still wanted to perform but has “no throat available” at this time, according to Page Six.
“This is brutal news and horrible timing…for everyone involved.” “As a group, we are deeply sorry and have been trying to find options to continue playing. So very, very deeply sorry. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Thank you for your understanding,” the statement continued.
It’s unclear how long it will take Vedder to regain his voice. But as soon as the band posted, fans showered their love and wished the singer a speedy recovery.
One of the fans wrote, “Okay, I have a solution. Get the audience to sing and sync Ed Lip!!! Hoping for a speedy recovery to Ed.
One fan wrote, “Take care of those precious pipes please.”
Fans also dropped heartbreaking messages; “I’ve been waiting for 2 years. I just got ready. And now this news. I miss you. I’ve missed concerts. Get well Eddie quick.
Another user wrote: “My heart is completely broken…so long to wait…can’t believe my luck.”
Earlier this year, Pearl Jam almost had to pull the plug from one of their shows in Oakland, California after their drummer, Matt Cameron, tested positive for Covid19. Luckily, one of the band’s die-hard fans stepped in and performed alongside the band as Cameron, according to Page Six magazine.
Kai Neukermans, 18, got to play the hit song “Mind Your Manners” with the band before Richard Stuverud from Oakland took over on drums for the evening. (ANI)
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