Diabetic Este Haim says her arms went numb during band's Pyramid Stage set
Haim‘s bass player Este Haim says she “almost died” when playing the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury earlier today (June 28).
Este, who is diabetic, told NME after her band’s triumphant performance that she had forgotten to eat before Haim’s lunchtime set. Recalling what happened on stage, she said that her arms went numb mid-song and she thought she was going to pass out.
“I almost died,” Este said. “We were in the middle of a song and I’m diabetic and I didn’t eat before my set like a smart, good diabetic does, and I remember not being able to feel my arms, and I was like ‘This is not a normal feeling when I’m playing music’.”
She continued: “And I thought that I was gonna pass out and my eyes kind of glazed over at the end of the song and I had to go offstage because I thought that I was going to die in front of 25,000 people.” She then joked that if she had died onstage it would have made for “an amazing funeral. The most beautiful way to die!”
Haim play again at 4.15pm on The Park stage tomorrow (June 29). Click here to see the full list of artists and stages for Glastonbury 2013.