During his performance on the show on Saturday (October 10), the 45-year-old singer had a special guitar that was placed in the background during his first performance of his collab “Don’t Hurt Yourself” with Beyonce.
Before the show, Jack to his Instagram to share a closer look at the guitar, which was made special in honor of Eddie.
I thought it could be a nice gesture for me to use this blue Eddie Van Halen model guitar for one of the songs tonight on SNL. The guitar was designed by Eddie (with a few customizations I had added),” Jack explained, sharing photos from the making of the guitar.
“Eddie was very kind to me and saw to it that this guitar was made for me to my specs. I won’t even insult the man’s talent by trying to play one of his songs tonight,” Jack shared, adding, “Thanks again Eddie for this guitar and rest in peace sir.”
Eddie sadly died earlier this week after a battle with cancer. He was 65.