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Eddie Van Halen

Recovering After Emergency Surgery

8/30/2012 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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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nee nee    

because of Alcholism

786 days ago


A valid excuse to cancel even more shows, that'll never be rescheduled. Hang it up dude, retire, enjoy life...

786 days ago

Jeanne Tutt    

it is EXTREMELY painful. I had a round of it recently. nothing to kid around about or ignore.

786 days ago

BB not bb    

He is turning himself into one of those old drunks who needs to wear a diaper. When you are drunk, you body slows down and you can't pass a bowel movement. Then it just lies in the intestines and colon and makes pouches that they surgically remove. If he does not stop drinking, he will just get this again.

Not only that, but he is probably ruining his liver as well. Why can't musicians just play their music and not inolved themselves with hedonistic living? Most of the rock stars just decling over the years due to wet brains and lost braincells from drugs. They just don't have the same charisma or sound as good.

They all start to sound like hacks aftere awhile. It is very depressing.

786 days ago


Hey that ****, or now, lack there of, is no joke! Almost lost my daddy to that, and hes still recoverying 7mnths later.

786 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

The Japanese listen to Van Halen? Wow
Phishie from Philly

786 days ago

And thats the truth    

My Mom had Diverticulosis. It is very common. It is due to your diet. She never really had any issues with it until it became inflamed and created a blockage in her intestine and she got Sepsis and passed away in Jan. Good thing he is getting it taken care of.

786 days ago


love van halen.....since forever but stinks findin out what a jerk off the guy is....hey maybe alex can now sit in with chickenfoot? haha imagine.....he d be swiming in vodka and crystal meth...................what a surprise they cancelling more shows.....sniff sniff....tixs were not selling as well as they stated...album not even gold....but good thing they got Dave back....cause an album with Sammy wouldnt have been #1 and get tons of airplay.....he s a jerk but a jerk with talent for playing the guitar NOTHING else

786 days ago


Van Halen ended with "1984". All they have done after that is crap.

786 days ago


A little morphine for surgery, a little more morphine for post-op, some Paragoric for the drizzles, and I predict he will be in top form come 2013. Betty Ford here we come!

786 days ago


Get well soon!!!!!

786 days ago


how is this BREAKING NEWS - I heard this last might around 7pm MST

786 days ago

nee nee    

between this, the alcohol, cigarettes, (he's already had part of his cancerous tongue removed) he we'll be gone within 5 yrs.

786 days ago


Best guitarist in the world...EVER!!! Please get well soon, and get to Canada!!!

786 days ago


I had that (not the surgery) but the hospital stay etc.. in April and my GOD I have NEVER ever had pain like that before . All the best to him.

786 days ago
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