Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder’s words helped save the life of Dennis Rodman, as he fell asleep as he contemplated suicide in his car listening to Pearl Jam. Rodman also told a stunning Las Vegas story about Eddie Vedder, Carmen Electra, and Chris Chelios.
Rodman said earlier this week, “So one day, I wrote a note and went to the parking lot of the Palace. I had a gun rack, and I had a gun in my car. I had it in my hand. But for some reason, I played this music. I put it on, and I was listening to this song and this music, and I was just debating. It didn’t have anything to do with basketball. It had to do with this love that I wanted, and it suddenly just left me.
And this song came on. It was Pearl Jam. ‘Even Flow’ and ‘Black’ and stuff like that. And I had the gun in my lap, and next thing you know, I fell asleep listening to Pearl Jam. Then I woke up, and all the cops and everyone was there. I didn’t know what was going on. I totally forgot I had a gun in my hand. They got me out of the car. That was pretty much what it was.”
Eddie Vedder’s ex-wife broke her silence in a video recently. Rodman added, “It wasn’t about the game of basketball. It was about feeling betrayed, because I wanted to be loved so much in my life. And when I got to the NBA, I didn’t expect the NBA to be like that. I didn’t expect teams to just trade players and you say, ‘OK, this is a business,’ and forget about it. That was what drove me to that point.”
Rodman made the remarks in a Bleacher Report interview. Late Linkin Park and Stone Temple Pilots singer Chester Bennington’s widow discussed suicide prevention day on Twitter on Tuesday.
#LPFamily Please follow @who on IG & Twitter Today is Suicide Prevention Day & I’ll be telling the world about our #family & stories of help, love, & continued support for one another. Introduce yourself in comments. There are still millionsof people that need our support.”
She also said, “I will never stop doing what I can to help others. Thank you for giving me a worldwide platform and a partnership to carry on with. The @WHO is doing life saving work and I’m honored to help! #40SECONDS #320changesdirection.”
WHO (World Health Organization) posted on Tuesday, “At risk of #suicide:
-People who previously tried to take their own life
-People with depression/alcohol/drug problems
-People suffering from emotional distress/chronic pain/illness
-People who have experienced war/violence/abuse/discrimination
-People who are socially isolated.” You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Eddie Vedder recently discussed Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington’s suicides.
#LPFamily Please follow @who on IG & https://t.co/l0c7ZQQWvm is Suicide Prevention Day & I’ll be telling the world about our #family & stories of help, love, & continued support for one another.Introduce yourself in comments.There are still millionsof people that need our support pic.twitter.com/7vRl1KNRy0
— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) September 10, 2019