Eric Church doesn’t do a lot of interviews because, as he tells Garden & Gun in a new interview, ‘He just doesn’t like ’em,” but he did reveal in their new interview with him that he nearly died in 2017.
Eric told the publication that in the summer of 2017, he nearly died from a blood clot in his chest that required emergency surgery and doctors even had to remove one of his ribs. Then, after months of rehab, he headlined the Friday night slot at the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, where two nights later the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history claimed the lives of sixty people.
One of the songs from Heart & Soul, “Through My Ray-Bans,” is a tribute to his fans at the festival.
Eight months later, his brother passed away suddenly. Church said, “He’d been in and out of rehab, but one day he had a seizure and dropped dead. Still haven’t gotten over that. Probably never will.”