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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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31.

YouDontSay    

More and more people are getting diverticulitis. Tells you about our food. Get well Eddie!

747 days ago
32.

Pua    

"4 to 6 months"!?!?! I had the exact same surgery after 10 yrs. of diver. I was running, working, working out after 2 weeks... Sounds like a good way to cancle a tour with people you hate.

747 days ago
33.

Julian    

Van Halen's "A Different Kind of Truth" -- released just this year -- is the best rock comeback album I've ever heard.

I hope that Eddie Van Halen gets well soon -- and that he and David Lee Roth continue making America's greatest rock music.

747 days ago
34.

romba    

Diverticulitis. So that's what they call choking on your own vomit these days.

747 days ago
35.

DRC    

Wow what a great loss ...its a shame Eddie Vs Dead

747 days ago
36.

Patrick    

Indeed. My Dad and I have both had that, and it does HURT like a MOFO!

747 days ago
37.

Billyrob    

Even worse for Eddie:
Just last year "diverticulitis" was named
"the most non-rock and roll sounding disease of all time."
More at: http://wp.me/p1VsTV-2uw

747 days ago
38.

Chuck    

I don't believe this story, I think something major is going on in the VH camp. First they cancel US tour dates, now they cancel the Japan dates. Something smells.

740 days ago
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