Last week Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder showed up to a Supersuckers gig at Seattle’s Tractor Tavern, a fact that is even more incredible if you know how small that venue is. At the 6/9 show Vedder and the band covered The Ramones’ “I Believe In Miracles.”
The song carried more emotional weight than it usually might, as Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti was diagnosed with oropharynx (throat) cancer this week. A mass of cancerous cells in his neck were found to be stage 3 cancer on Monday, and last night the band played their final gig for a while. Spaghetti is scheduled for surgery in L.A. on 6/29, followed by 6 weeks of radiation. His wife, Jessika Daly, penned a moving letter about the family’s situation and has launched a YouCaring campaign to raise funds to help offset medical costs. Unfortunately, this news also means the Supersuckers have canceled their European tour and put all plans for a new album on hold.
You can donate to the YouCaring campaign here.