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Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam Singer, Is Voiceless and on 'Vocal Rest'

Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam Singer, Is Voiceless and on 'Vocal Rest'

Eddie Vedder entertains guests before former President Barack Obama delivered his farewell speech to the nation on Jan. 10, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 June 2018 09:46 AM

Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam's lead singer, is voiceless and on “vocal rest,” according to a British music news website, forcing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame grunge band to cancel a London gig.

The group was expected to perform a second show at the O2 Arena on Tuesday but had to pull the plug after Vedder's diagnosis, NME.com reported.

Pearl Jam made the cancellation announcement in a statement on Twitter.

"Singer Eddie Vedder has completely lost his voice," the band said. "He is on vocal rest for the next few days in an effort to heal and perform the remainder of the tour dates. It's the first time ever having to postpone a show for this reason. Ed and the band are gutted thinking of all the folks who have travelled and made plans."

The Seattle-based band, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, was founded in 1990 and is known for its mix of classic rock, Seventies heavy metal, and hardcore punk, according to its Hall of Fame biography.

According to Pearl Jam’s website on Wednesday, Friday's show in Milan, Italy is still on, as well as its show Sunday in Padova, Italy. Pearl Jam is scheduled to perform in Rome on June 26 and a sold out show in Prague in the Czech Republic on July 1.

Fans shared their disappointment on social media, noting that they noticed that something was amiss with Vedder's voice during Monday's London show.

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