Eddie Van Halen Undergoes Emergency Surgery
Legendary Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen is resting comfortably after undergoing emergency surgery for diverticulitis. According to the band's official Facebook page, Van Halen was suffering from a severe bout of the condition and underwent surgery to alleviate the pain.
Diverticulitis is the formation and subsequent inflammation of pouches in the colon. Symptoms include belly pain, fever and chills, bloating, gas and nausea.
The group's statement on the development reads as follows: "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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