Eddie Van Halen undergoes surgery, cancels Japan shows
News On Japan via Reuters -- Aug 31
Guitarist Eddie Van Halen has undergone emergency surgery to treat a digestive disorder, forcing his hard rock group Van Halen to postpone its upcoming tour of Japan, the band said on its website on Thursday.
The guitarist, 57, had an emergency procedure to "treat a severe bout of diverticulitis" and is expected to make a full recovery within four to six months, the band said. No further surgery was needed.
Van Halen was scheduled to perform three days in Japan in November, appearing in Osaka on the 20th and 22nd and in Tokyo on the 27th. They will reschedule the dates in 2013.
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