Van Halen has emergency surgery

David Lee Roth (L) sings with Eddie Van Halen at the Saddledome in downtown Calgary, Alberta on May...

David Lee Roth (L) sings with Eddie Van Halen at the Saddledome in downtown Calgary, Alberta on May 9, 2012. (QMI Agency/Stuart Dryden)

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Rockers Van Halen have postponed their upcoming tour of Japan after Eddie Van Halen underwent emergency surgery for a digestive disease.

The guitarist was admitted to hospital for the operation to treat a "severe bout" of diverticulitis, a disease of the large intestine, and is expected to make a full recovery within four to six months.

As a result, the band has been forced to cancel its November shows in Japan.

A post on the group's website 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."

 


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