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Updated : TMZ : Van Halen Tour Cancelled : Eddie Undergoing Medical Tests

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 3rd March 2008 7:12pm
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Update: Reuters is reporting that Eddie Van Halen is undergoing a battery of medical tests which caused the cancellation of some dates of their tour. Tour promoter Live Nation confirmed the tests, but didn't state what the nature of the tests were. Eddie has battled tongue cancer and a hip replacement in the last few years.

Gossip site TMZ.com is reporting that Eddie Van Halen's 'issues' - possibly relapsing into alcoholism - may have doomed the second leg of Van Halen's reunion tour with Diamond David Lee Roth. Three shows have been cancelled already, and a video of a recent show shows the maestro fumbling through a version of "Jump."

Tickets for Van Halen's currently scheduled shows, including an appearance in Las Vegas on April 19th, as part of Tiger Woods' annual fundraiser Tiger Jam at Mandalay Bay are currently still on sale.

I had the pleasure of catching Van Halen's show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles around Thanksgiving last year and was completely and unapologetically blown away by the energy, skill, showmanship and punctuality of the band. They were amazing, and highly recommended for other trippers who have a predilection for rock n roll.

Let's hope Ed can get his shit together again.



Comments & Discussion:

i cant believe it took this long for them to finally cancel the rest of the tour. let's see: a. lead guitarist and lead vocalist hate each other, b. lead guitarist takes 16 yr old son along to play bass, c. 16 yr old son has to be accompanied by his mother (a ms. bertinelli for the uninformed), whom Eddie had a bad divorce from many years ago, d. throw in your usual smattering of drug/alcohol problems, e. heat for several months on an ever-increasing temperature. voila - cancelled tour cake. frosting optional.

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