Former NBA star and devout Pearl Jam fan Dennis Rodman crashed the rock band's concert at Chicago's Wrigley Stadium Saturday (Aug. 8) — and the fans loved it.
Wearing a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers T-shirt, the former Chicago Bulls star walked on stage and discussed his relationship with North Korea and the longtime support from his fans in the Windy City.
“You people here are the only people on this planet Earth that] gave me support,” Rodman told the crowd while holding a ukulele. “I know one thing — on the day I die, I’ll make sure I’ll be buried in Chicago.”
As Rodman walked f stage, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder asked him to "put that day f as long as possible." The show proceeded with Vedder performing “Sleeping by Myself,” from the 2007 film Into the Wild.
Rodman is no stranger to crashing Pearl Jam concerts. In 2016, the basketball star carried Vedder onto the Wrigley Field stage, and in 2007 he put the singer on his shoulders for “Rockin’ in the Free World," Spin reports.
In June, Rodman publicly thanked Vedder for being a longtime supporter during an interview on CNN.
Rodman has also credited the band with saving his life. In an interview with Relix last year, the athlete pressed his love for Pearl Jam's hit album Ten. “I went and got that album Ten] and I would played it every day. For some reason, 'Black'] was on, I think that saved my life,” he said.