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Eddie Van Halen recovering from emergency surgery

Eddie Van Halen was in fine form at Philips in April. Photo credt: Robb D. Cohen/www.robbsphotos.com

Eddie Van Halen was in fine form at Philips in April. Photo credt: Robb D. Cohen/www.robbsphotos.com

Van Halen has announced on its website that Eddie Van Halen is recuperating from emergency surgery.

A severe bout of Diverticulitis is to blame for Van Halen’s latest health woe—he’s previously had a hip replaced and a portion of his tongue removed due to cancer. The 57-year-old guitarist is expected to recover within six months.

The health setback means the band has rescheduled its Japan tour – slated to start in November – until 2013. U.S. fans will recall that the band abruptly canceled 32 dates in June, later saying they had overextended themselves.

Check out www.van-halen.com for some interviews with the band.

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By Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene

8 comments Add your comment

Bone

August 30th, 2012
6:06 pm

The woes of getting old…and partying way too much in the old days! Good luck Eddie!

boog

August 30th, 2012
9:10 pm

rest up and get well soon, king of the six string!!!

ATL Beach Bum

August 30th, 2012
9:13 pm

Keep it real Edward.

HootyGoot

August 31st, 2012
5:31 am

Laying up with his jug of morphine……..Eddie ain’t hurtin’.

BBS

August 31st, 2012
7:36 am

He’s no Keith Richards…

ATLDave

August 31st, 2012
8:12 am

Wow, I now have 3 things in common with Ed.

jeffy

August 31st, 2012
8:50 am

Bring Back Sammy and Michael.

Henry

August 31st, 2012
9:29 am