Eddie Vedder and other celebs who've had near death experiences

The Pearl Jam frontman says he "saw my life flash in front of my eyes" while battling COVID-19

Stars Insider

01/03/22 | StarsInsider


Money can buy many things, but it can't cheat death. There are, however, a select few people who have experienced the miracle of survival, and some have even gained great insight from it. 

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder recently revealed he contracted COVID-19 and had a "pretty serious" battle with the virus. Speaking during his Los Angeles show on February 25, he told the crowd, "I got the COVID right before we were supposed to start practicing, probably five, six weeks ago, and literally saw my life flash in front of my eyes," reports People magazine. "I wasn't quite sure…because I've done some very good things for my body, and I've also had a lot of fun. And I've done some things that could be … some kind of abuse, I mean, nothing really clinical. I won't get into the details. Just use your imagination!"

He continued, "But it was, it felt pretty serious. And to get through that and then be back in a room like this, facing this many people facing this way, and listening to us play music for you is really, truly, it's been a gift and an honor. Thanks for listening. We're so grateful." Vedder has long been a supporter of vaccines and performed at Global Citizen's Vax Live event in May 2021, which encouraged people to get the jabs and raised money to help vaccinate healthcare workers. 

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