Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mike on Crohn's and Colitis Awareness

Pearl Jam Sao Paulo, Brazil 11-3-11

This week, as part of Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week, Mike wrote a piece for the Huffington Post about his struggles with Crohn's and how important Jennifer Jaff was to him and others who suffered.
I was successful beyond my wildest dreams musically, but very sick physically. I had "accidents" on stage, and spent the first song of my lifelong dream of opening for the Rolling Stones in a side-stage Porta Potty. My band knew about my disease and was supportive, but for the most part, I didn't talk about it; I was ashamed and didn't know anyone who really knew anything about it anyway.
Read the whole article here.