A report from TMZ says that Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen is resting at home after spending several days in the hospital due to complications from his treatment for cancer.
According to sources close to the legendary musician, Eddie was admitted to the hospital last week with abdominal pain and intestinal issues. Both issues were reportedly a bad reaction to the drugs that Eddie has been taking to battle throat cancer. The rock icon was released from the hospital on Sunday (November 17th).
TMZ reported last month that Eddie has been traveling between the U.S. and Germany for several years now to get treatment for throat cancer. The guitarist had one-third of his tongue removed in 2000 due to the same ailment. The disease is said to be “in check” for now, and that Eddie “seems to be doing okay — at least on the surface.”
Reps for Van Halen have not issued any official comments on the matter. Eddie, who does not appear often in public, has been photographed recently at a car dealership in Beverly Hills, a Tool concert in Los Angeles and a spinal neurosurgeon’s office.
Story source: TMZ
- Eddie Van Halen was reportedly hospitalized for the past week due to a bad reaction to cancer medicine.
- Sources say the guitarist has been traveling to Germany for several years to get treatment for throat cancer.
DID YOU KNOW?
- Earlier this year, rumors were rampant that the classic lineup of Van Halen — including long-estranged bassist Michael Anthony — would reunite for the first time since 1984. It’s unclear why the tour didn’t happen, but Eddie Van Halen’s health has been rumored as one possible reason.
- Van Halen has been inactive since it completed its last U.S. tour in October 2015 in Los Angeles.
- The band reunited with singer David Lee Roth in 2007 for a world tour, followed by an album, A Different Kind Of Truth, in 2012.