Pearl Jam are forced to cancel their show tonight (July 20) in Vienna, Austria due to Eddie Vedder’s throat sustaining damage from environmental factors.

The band issued the following statement regarding the cancelation:

“To all those who were anticipating a great Pearl Jam show tonight in Vienna, we were too. However, due to the extreme circumstances at the last outdoor site outside of Paris (heat, dust, and smoke from the fires) our singer Ed Vedder’s throat was left damaged. He has seen doctors and had treatment but as of yet, his vocal cords have not recovered.

This is brutal news and horrible timing…for everyone involved.

Those who work so hard to put on the shows as well as those who give their precious time and energies to attend….

As a band, we are deeply sorry and have tried to find options to still play. And Ed wants to play. There’s just no throat available at this time…

So very, very deeply sorry.

Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Thank you for understanding.”

Pearl Jam’s aforementioned Paris show took place on July 17 and was a headlining set at Lollapalooza Paris. Most of Europe has been experiencing an extreme heat wave this past week which has resulted in wildfires in both France and Spain, according to The Washington Post.

Pearl Jam has three dates left on their European tour, with the next date set to take place on July 22 in Prague, Czech Republic. As of publishing, there’s no indication the band’s remaining tour dates will be impacted.

We send our well wishes to Vedder for a speedy recovery.

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