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Paul McCartney once punched Eddie Vedder in the face

Linda performing with husband Paul McCartney during the "Wings over America" tour in 1976. Image source: Wikimedia commons via Jim Summaria. Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 14, 2017, 05.08 AM (IST)

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was once punched by legendary Beatles singer Paul McCartney in the face, he told a radio program.

The 52-year-old singer-songwriter has revealed The Beatles star had demonstrated his left jab in the corner of a hotel bar somewhere in Seattle, when he accidentally caught him in the way, reported Billboard.

"He hit me. He didn't quite pull back the punch you see. As I was listening I was thinking, Paul McCartney just hit me in the face and it hurt.

"I think I remember tasting a bit of blood, he got me right on the side... And he apologised quickly so it wouldn't get in the way of the story," recalled Vedder in an interview aired on SiriusXM's Beatles Channel.

The Pearl Jam singer and songwriter said it was "a fascinating story, a great time in my life actually" to be thrashed by a living legend like McCartney.

"And I remember it hurt for a few days and I remember when it went away when the pain subsided and the swelling went down, I kinda missed it," he added. 

Listen to Eddie tell the story in his own words:

(With inputs from PTI)

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