Mike McCready's story of suffering with Crohn's is the cover story of this quarter's Crohn's Advocate magazine, Band Together for Crohn's.
The life of a rock star means nonstop travel, countless trips around the globe, and a front seat in the public's spotlight–something Mike McCready, lead guitarist of Pearl Jam, was uneasy about for some time before publicly coming out about his struggle with Crohn's.
"Crohn's was very much something I'd hidden for many years," said McCready. "It was painful, embarrassing and I was ashamed. I just wanted to deny that it was there and, as a result, I didn't take that great care of myself."
You can scroll through the issue below.