Eddie Vedder Postpones U.S. Tour After Suffering Back Injury and Nerve Damage

Eddie Vedder Postpones U.S. Tour After Suffering Back Injury and Nerve Damage
After Pearl Jam's triumphant 20th anniversary last year, we're sorry to report that frontman Eddie Vedder's 2012 seems to have got off to bit a of a lousy start. The singer recently suffered an injury that has caused him to postpone his upcoming solo U.S. tour.

A post on Pearl Jam's official website reveals that the singer sustained a back injury earlier this year. This has resulted in some temporary nerve damage in his right arm that won't heal in time for him to fulfill his previously scheduled spring dates.

Manager Kelly Curtis said in a statement, "After having worked aggressively with doctors and physical therapists for the last eight weeks to repair the damage, the intensity of the injury and time needed to heal has made it impossible to play the shows as scheduled. There was hope up until the last minute that the treatments would be successful. Sincerest apologies go out to those who have made plans and bought tickets. Eddie is frustrated beyond measure, but remains positive that come this summer all will be back in good form."

There's no word as to what exactly what caused the injury, but Vedder is evidently confident that he'll make a full recovery, since he's already re-booked almost all of the shows for the fall. See the adjusted schedule below.

Tour dates:

4/10 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
4/11 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
4/13 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theater
4/16 Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium
4/17 El Paso, TX - Plaza Theater 
4/19 Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
4/20 Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
4/22 Houston, TX - Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
4/23 Houston, TX - Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
4/25 San Antonio, TX - Lila Cockrell Theatre
4/27 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
4/28 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
4/30 Dallas, TX - The Music Hall at Fair Park
5/1 Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theater
5/3 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
5/7 Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater
5/8 Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater
5/10 Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
5/11 Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
5/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
5/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
5/16 Orlando, FL - Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
5/17 Orlando, FL - Bob Carr Performing Arts Center

10/31 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
11/1 Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl
11/4 Phoenix, AZ - Comerica Theater
11/6 Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium
11/7 El Paso, TX - Plaza Theater 
11/9 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
11/11 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
11/12 Houston, TX - Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
11/13 Houston, TX - Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
11/15 Dallas, TX - The Music Hall at Fair Park
11/16 San Antonio, TX - Lila Cockrell Theatre
11/18 Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
11/19 Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater
11/21 Memphis, TN - Orpheum Theater
11/24 Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater
11/25 Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater
11/27 Orlando, FL - Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
11/28 Orlando, FL - Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
11/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
12/1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Broward Center for the Performing Arts
12/3 Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall
12/4 Clearwater, FL - Ruth Eckerd Hall