Bad news for Van Halen fans in Japan. The band just announced on their Facebook page that guitarist Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of Diverticulitis. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the ailment, Diverticulitis is a relatively common digestive disease in the large intestine, which causes abdominal pain and makes it hard to perform on-stage for a rock concert.
The procedure went well and no further surgeries are needed. He’s expected to have a full recovery within 4 - 6 months. Despite their tumultuous track record, the statement conclude by saying the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013.