Eddie Vedder Saved A-List Actor With Help From Bill Murray


Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder and Bill Murray helped Jon Hamm from avoiding serious injury after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. Hamm had on a St. Louis Cardinals hat, but Murray threw away the hat and Vedder lent Hamm his Cubs hat before a stage dive, saving him from fans potentially not catching him due to his lack of allegiance to the Cubs. Alternative Nation transcribed Hamm’s comments on the Rich Eisen Show.

“After Game 5 when they won, and there was a big party outside Wrigley at one of the bars there, Bill Murray took my hat off my head and threw it into the alley, and then Eddie Vedder made me stage dive off a table. I was like, ‘Dude, I’m not a rock star, they’re not going to catch me. I’m also not from Chicago or a Cubs fan.’ He goes, ‘It’ll be fine.’ I’m like, ‘No it won’t, at all, that’s a concrete floor. You’re wanting me to jump off a picnic table into supportive fans.’ He goes, ‘It’ll be fine, here, wear my hat.’ So I put his Cubs hat on and jumped in, and got caught, thankfully.”

Eisen asked, “So do you think if you didn’t put on Eddie Vedder’s hat, you would have been caught?”

Hamm responded, “I would have been dropped, like a hot rock. The good news is, because I love that hat, there was a little door to the alley, almost like a cartoon door, and Bill Murray threw the hat over the wall, and I went, ‘There’s a door right here.’ I opened it and it was sitting on the other side of the wall, and then came in, and put it back on. I got it back.”

Watch the interview clip below.