Eddie Van Halen Undergoes Emergency Surgery For Diverticulitis; Upcoming Tour Postponed

Legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen underwent emergency surgery after suffering from a bout with Diverticulitis — a digestive disease found in the large intestine — band representatives confirmed on Wednesday. 

A brief statement regarding the matter was released via the band's official website.

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.

The band was set to kick off its fall tour on November 20 in Osaka, Japan, before making their way to Tokyo the following week. The upcoming tour proceeds a four-month North American trek which wrapped up last June in New Orleans.

Last February, Van Halen released it's first full-length album featuring original lead vocalist David Lee Roth since 1984, "A Different Kind of Truth". Released on Interscope Records, "A Different Kind of Truth" debuted at #2 on Billboard's U.S. Album Charts and has sold over 400,000 copies in the United States. 

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