|Eddie Van Halen|
In a statement on their official website, the band said: "Eddie Van Halen 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. 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."
It's not the first time Eddie has had health woes. He successfully battled cancer and quite literally bounced back after hip replacement surgery too. Eddie's a fighter and we're sure he'll be back onstage sooner or later.
As a huge Van Halen fan it's been really fun to see how A Different Kind Of Truth continues to resonate with fans. Folks who blasted it repeatedly when it was released earlier this year are returning to it now after a few months away from the album and finding themselves still really into it. And at this point it's creeping up on half a million copies sold.
We wish Eddie a speedy recovery.