Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has recorded a public service announcement for inflammatory bowel diseases.

 McCready himself suffers from Crohn's disease, which can result in abdominal pain and persistent diarrhea.

McCready has his disease under control. He's urging help for others through the Take Step Walks fundraisers for research.

 The walks will take place in more than 125 cities. Details are at www.cctakesteps.org.

Source AP