Eric Church Opens Up For First Time About Health Scare That Almost Ended His Life

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Though Eric Church puts his heart and soul into his music, he’s a relatively quiet and reserved guy. But in a new interview with Rolling Stone, Eric opened up about a terrifying health scare he had last year— and how it almost killed him.

Eric said that as his tour was coming to an end last year, he noticed that his hands were tingling more than normal. “I just associated it with nerves,” he told Rolling Stone. “I didn’t think it was anything.”

By June, he knew something was seriously wrong. “I was watching the College World Series and texting about golf, and this hand was not responding like it should. So I peeled my shirt off and went in the bathroom, and my arm was noticeably red and enlarged.”

Like most people, he took to Google to look up the symptoms of thrombosis from airplane travel, something he’d heard about before. “And I had five out of five symptoms,” he said.

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.

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