Eddie Van Halen is resting after unexpectedly undergoing emergency surgery. The Van Halen co-founder had been suffering significant pain lately as a result of Diverticulitis.
Diverticulitis is a condition that occurs when pouches form in the wall of the colon and get inflamed or infected. Symptoms can include stomach pain, fever and chills, bloating, gas, nausea and loss of appetite.
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A statement from the band reads:
"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."
Earlier this year, the group postponed dates amidst rumours of infighting. However, David Lee Roth later stated that it was a case of the group "biting off more than they could chew" and that they needing a break before continuing. Unfortunately, those postponed shows have now had to be cancelled.
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