Eddie Van Halen Issues Update Following Diverticulitis Surgery

Eddie Van Halen issued a brief update over the weekend after undergoing an emergency surgery due to a bout with diverticulitis.

"Thank you for all of your cool comments! Hanging out, taking it easy and following the doctors orders," Van Halen wrote from his official Facebook account on Friday. 

As previously reported, Van Halen issued a statement last Wednesday announcing that the legendary guitarist would undergo an emergency surgery for the intestinal disease, subsequently sidelining the band for the rest of 2012. 

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.

Diverticulitis is a common digestive disease typically found in the large intestine, oftentimes causing severe pain and requiring surgery. Recovery time following surgery may take up to six months.

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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