McCartney punched Vedder in the face?

Eddie Vedder recently played guest DJ on the Beatles channel on Sirius-XM satellite radio, and he told a story about Paul McCartney accidentally punching him in the face.

It happened a few years ago when Macca performed in Seattle and met Vedder after the show at the hotel bar. Eddie says Paul was very animated in telling a story about an altercation he was once in.

Vedder recalls, “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 apologized quickly so it wouldn’t get in the way of the story. [It’s a] a fascinating story, a great time in my life actually. 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.”