Eddie Van Halen Battling Throat Cancer 10/14/19

The rumors of Eddie Van Halen‘s worsening health continue with a new report from TMZ stating the guitarist is battling throat cancer. According to the gossip site’s story, the guitraist has been traveling between the U.S. and Germany for treatment going on several years now, with Van Halen — a longtime heavy smoker — reportedly convinced he contacted the disease by “frequently cradling his metal pick in his mouth.” In 2000, surgeons removed roughly one-third of Van Halen’s tongue due to the disease.

According to a TMZ source: “Eddie was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago. Sources with direct knowledge tell us over the years there were times some of the cancer cells migrated down to his throat, and doctors would scrape them out. Our sources say, ‘Eddie has flown to Germany for five years to get radiation treatment, and for the most part it’s worked to keep the disease in check. As for his current condition, there are lots of rumors, but people who know him say he’s seems to be doing okay — at least on the surface.'”

Various outlets have reported ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli visited the ailing guitarist last week, with several outlets painting the get together as the actress saying her last goodbyes. There’s been no comment from either camp that the visit held any sort of significance to the get-together.

TL: DR

  • The rumors of Eddie Van Halen‘s worsening health continue with a new report from TMZ stating the guitarist is battling throat cancer.
  • According to the gossip site’s story, Van Halen has been traveling between the U.S. and Germany for treatment going on several years now, with Van Halen — a longtime heavy smoker — reportedly convinced he contacted the disease by “frequently cradling his metal pick in his mouth.”
  • In 2000, surgeons removed roughly one-third of Van Halen’s tongue due to the disease.

INTERNET COMMENTS via TMZ.com — agree or disagree???

ElizabethWarren’sCookieJar wrote: “I hate to say it, but the fact that this much is being released probably indicates that his condition is much worse. One of the great talents in rock music.”

Richard Head wrote: “He’s the king. Too bad he can be a jerk too, but maybe that’s from the alcohol. I hope he gets better.”

Mike Hawk wrote: “He must’ve been smoking those guitar picks”

claire wrote: “I can’t believe Eddie actually thinks a guitar pick caused his throat cancer instead of the zillion bajillion cigarettes he has smoked!”

Robert619 wrote: “Has he quit smoking? He was always a heavy smoker always with a cigarette dangling out of his mouth. Might be the metal guitar pick but odds are it was the carcinogens from the nicotine. I saw Sammy Hagar the other evening on a television show and he spoke of how nice Eddie was and how they were best friends still and brothers. keep on rocking Eddie.”

raven jae wrote: “saw them in concert several times. he was always smoking even while playing.”