Sammy Hagar Recalls The Day He Lost His Voice In Front Of 70K Van Halen Fan But Still Got Their Respect


Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar shared a picture of himself hugging Eddie Van Halen in a live show during which he experienced some trouble with his voice and recalled how he made it up for the audience later.

As you may know, the iconic vocalist Sammy Hagar was a member of one of the most influential bands of all time, Van Halen, between 1985 and 1996. During his time with the band, Sammy contributed to the recording of four studio albums, ‘5150,’ ‘OU812,’ ‘For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge,’ and ‘Balance.’

Following a series of successful records, Hagar parted ways with Van Halen due to personal disagreements with Eddie and Alex during the period of ‘Balance’s release. The bandmates had some conflict about the songs in the album following by a medical issue regarding Sammy’s pregnant wife. Soon later, the lead singer was fired from the band while Eddie claimed that Sammy was the one who left.

Before Hagar left the band, Van Halen performed at the ‘Monsters of Rock‘ festival’s tour in the USA in 1988. In a recent post on Twitter, Sammy shared rarely-known information about what happened to his voice during their performance at the Cotton Bowl Monsters of Rock show. Apparently, while Van Halen was performing in front of more than 70K people, Hagar lost his voice.

In order to apologize to their fans, he told the audience they would definitely come back and do a free concert for them later. Sammy stated that they really came back and did a show free of charge in the streets of Dallas to make it up for the previous concert during which he lost his voice. While recalling the unique memory of performing with Van Halen, Hagar also mentioned it was quite awesome.

Here is what Sammy Hagar wrote in his tweet about losing his voice during a show:

I lost my voice at the Cotton Bowl monsters of rock show in 1988? and I told the audience of over (70k) we would come back and do a free show. We did, in the streets of Dallas. It was awesome.

You can see the tweet Sammy Hagar posted on his Twitter account below.