Eric Church reveals he almost died in Rolling Stone

posted by Amanda McGraw - 

If you wanna learn some things you don't know about Eric Church, read this excellent new Rolling Stone interview with him

I'm going to spoil one part for you though... We almost lost Eric Church.

Thank goodness we didn't - but for the first time, Eric opened up about when he learned he had a birth defect in which his topmost rib was too close to his collarbone, called thoracic outlet syndrome. He says, "There’s a major vein that runs through there, and when I would raise my arm, it would pinch it and damage the vein. The clot was where it tried to heal. But it kept backing up, backing up. And like any clot, when you get enough pressure, it’s gonna blow.”

Eric said his arm was not responding like it should and was swollen, so he drove himself to TWO different hospitals to find help. It ended up being a blood clot in his chest that needed to be surgically dealt with ASAP. The doctors said he was VERY lucky because typically someone of his age with this condition would not make it. 

To read the whole interview, click here. To read a summary of the scary incident that almost cost Eric his life, this is a good one

So glad he is okay and can still be there for his wife and kids! What a tough year for him with the loss of his brother as well

Let's show him some love by jamming his new song Desperate Man, the official video is below! 

This month’s @rollingstone cover story features exclusive photos and an interview where Eric reveals a health scare that he hasn’t spoken about until now. Read the full interview (don't be misled by the headline) on rollingstone.com and pick up a copy on newstands soon.

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