Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Van Halen Postpones Tour Due to Eddie Medical Issues

A Reuters article this morning says that Van Halen has postponed upcoming shows on the reunion tour due to Eddie requiring "medical testing for an undisclosed condition."

The story says: "According to Eddie Van Halen's physician, he is undergoing a battery of comprehensive medical tests to determine a defined diagnosis and recommended medical procedures," according to a statement released Monday by Van Halen's representative and the tour promoter, Live Nation.

It's either cancer coming back or he fell off the wagon and this is a smokescreen. Either way, it's not good. Despite my snarkiness about EVH on this blog, I wish him the best.

5 comments:

Dr. John said...

To give my medical $ 1/50, one does not undergo "a battery of comprehensive medical tests to determine a defined diagnosis and recommended medical procedures" for a simple flu bug. I'm with you. Something bad is going on. Although, the story says they will be back on tour March 11th, so who knows...

Guitarman5150 said...

Seems to me this whole tour has been hanging by a shoestring for a while now I just hope it dosen't break.

I have had a bad feeling for a while now and this seems to make it even worse. Eddie has always bounced back from whatever ailments he has had. I pray he can do it this time. I don't want to jump to any hasty desisions. If the tour has to stop for health reasons I'd just as soon it stop. His life is worth more than any damn tour.

Barbara said...

I hope Eddie's okay too. He spent years struggling with addiction...then cancer. And this tour means a lot to him, having Wolfie on stage and all....

Guitarman5150 said...

This tour has stopped now for a month or more the date for it's restart is April 19th. From what I understand it's all because of Eddie's health problems.

My question is, if they are off the horse that long how hard will it be to start this tour back up agian?

Isorski said...

Word is that he fell off the wagon, hard.

They are pulling in about a million dollars per gig, but if they were to cancel any gigs, the financial fallout is huge. Which is why they will keep postponing these shows until the last second.