Why has VAN HALEN been so quiet for so long? It sounds like we finally have our answer. TMZ says EDDIE is being treated for cancer again.
He’s supposedly been flying to Germany for several years to be treated for throat cancer.
Eddie had a third of his tongue removed back in 2000 due to cancer, but was declared cancer-free in 2002.
In 2015 he suggested GUITAR PICKS could have been responsible . . . quote,
“I used metal picks . . . they’re brass and copper . . . which I always held in my mouth, in the exact place where I got the tongue cancer.”Eddie Van Halen
He also admitted that he used to smoke and do a lot of drugs, but he added, quote,
“my lungs are totally clear.”Eddie Van Halen
Supposedly, cancer cells have migrated to his throat over the past five years, and he’s been flying to Germany to have them scraped out. And for the most part, it’s been keeping his cancer in check.