Eddie Van Halen Recovering From Emergency Surgery

Musician Eddie Van Halen is recovering after undergoing emergency surgery to treat a severe case of diverticulitis, according to a statement posted on the band’s website.

The full statement reads:

“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.”

E! Online reports that diverticulitis is a digestive disease in which pouches that have formed on the walls of the intestines get inflamed or infected. The condition can cause a great deal of pain. Symptoms may include vomiting, fever, cramping and nausea. Sometimes e

MSN reports that this is the second instance of Van Halen having to postpone tour dates this summer. Back in June the band announced a postponement as well. At the time, it was rumored that there were tensions within the band, or that guitarist and founder Eddie Van Halen and once-and-current singer David Lee Roth were at odds with each other.

The band claimed the first set of postponements, however, were merely a result of the group “biting off more than they could chew” as recording their last album took a lot out of them. Both Eddie Van Halen and Roth have given interviews confirming that all was well within the band.

Now, certainly Van Halen fans across the globe fans will be wishing Eddie Van Halen to get well soon following his emergency surgery for diverticulitis.