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Van Halen Tour Postponed: Eddie Van Halen Recovering From Surgery

Thu, August 30, 2012 6:24pm EDT by Billy Nilles 1 Comment
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Van Halen has postponed the Japanese leg of their tour as Eddie recovers from an emergency surgery for an intestinal issue! Read on for the details.

Eddie Van Halen is recovering from an emergency surgery for a severe bout of diverticulitis — small, bulging pouches formed on the wall of the intestine that cause severe pain when they become inflamed or infected — according to a special announcement on Van Halen’s website.

The announcement says that the 57-year-old rocker is expected to make a full recovery. “No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4 -6 months,” the announcement reads.

Eddie’s surgery has forced the band’s fall Japan tour to be postponed. “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 band writes in their announcement.

The band was due to perform three dates in Japan, with shows scheduled in Osaka on November 20 and 22 and in Tokyo on November 27.

Van Halen Tour Dates Cancelled

Van Halen had already cut their touring short earlier this year, which Eddie explained in an interview with USA Today in June as being due to touring before the band was really ready.

“We bit off more than we could chew. This record [the previously released A Different Kind Of Truth] took a lot out of us. And we went on tour earlier than we wanted to so we could play Madison Square Garden (in March, before a renovation), and that threw the schedule out of whack…a lot of the canceled dates were in cities we already played. So in November, we’ll hit Japan, and in the new year, we’ll possibly do something special, but I can’t talk about it.”

Are you surprised by Eddie’s health issues, HollywoodLifers?

— Billy Nilles

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