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Eddie Van Halen Has Emergecy Surgery, Rockers Cancel Tour Dates

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Eddie Van Halen has undergone emergency surgery for a “severe bout” of the bowel disease diverticulitis. The guitarist’s recently reunited band has since cancelled their upcoming tour of Japan to wait for Van Halen to recover.

The band took to their Facebook page to tell fans about Eddie’s scary trip to the hospital, stating he is expected to have a full recovery within four to six months. However, as Consequence of Sound points out, the band has been forced to cancel all upcoming tour dates.

“Van Halen’s scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013,” the rockers write.

This isn’t Eddie’s first bout with bad health, as he was diagnosed with tongue cancer in the early 2000s. Thankfully the guitar god was given a clean bill of health by 2002. Get well soon Eddie!

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