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Eddie Van Halen

Recovering After Emergency Surgery

8/30/2012 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sorry Japan, you're gonna have to wait for Van Halen ... the band is postponing their Japanese concert tour because Eddie Van Halen just underwent emergency surgery on his intestine.

Van Halen just released a statement ... saying, "Eddie underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis. No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4 - 6 months."

According to WebMD, Diverticulitis is essentially when pouches form in the wall of the colon and become inflamed ... very, very painful stuff.

It's unclear how long 57-year-old Eddie has been suffering from the condition or when he went under the knife.

Van Halen says the band is calling off the November tour of Japan ... and will reschedule for some time in 2013.

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1.

Honeys Booboo    

is he still going to PAN-A-MA !?

734 days ago
2.

Truth    

Get well Eddie!
You ROCK!

734 days ago
3.

YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE    

I LOVE YOU EDDIE GET BETTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

734 days ago
4.

BillyBurke    

Time for some serious recovery...

Eddie Stay off those mean streets of South Pasadena...

We know how much trouble they can be to the homeboys

734 days ago
5.

peacewalker    

Bad news for Eddie Van Halen, but good news for any Japanese with functioning ears.

734 days ago
6.

CLINT    

Eddie rocks the guitar. Get well soon.

734 days ago
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Sapphiegirl    

"Diverticulitis is essentially when pouches form in the wall of the colon and become inflamed" WHAT HAS HE BEEN PUTTING UP HIS ARSE?

734 days ago
8.

3Storms    

Did they remove the "arrogant smug icehole" in him while they were in there?

The guy's a total arrogant douche.

734 days ago
9.

Buddy The Elf    

Eat a Veggie once in awhile with your Vodka, bro.

734 days ago
10.

kerrplunk    

No sweat. You guys have really went down hill since Dave's been back.

734 days ago
11.

HRH Prince Michael    

Godspeed on your recovery, Mr. Van Halen!
(Joe Walsh...Eddie Hazel.....David Gilmour...Eddie...WHEW.)

734 days ago
12.

Tim    

Stay Frosty Ed......

734 days ago
13.

gamepro    

be a solider and recover then do the tour before 2013. this little issue wont stop you!

734 days ago
14.

DaveT    

Get better dude, sounds painful but docs will fix ya, listen to the breakdown in Panama around 2:25 to 3:10 where you lay down that smooth vibe riffage, that'll sooth ya

734 days ago
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jamie5    

Diverticulitis...so common in people over 40. By the time anyone hits 50 at least 40% have diverticular pouches. Eat your fiber people. 30grams a day.

734 days ago
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