By: Jennifer Hong, NewsOXY Reporter
09/02/2021 12:38 PM ET
Eddie Van Halen was hospitalized after undergoing emergency surgery this week for a digestive disease. The guitarist was treated for a "severe bout" of diverticulitis, a disease of the large intestine, and is expected to make a full recovery within four to six months.
"No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within 4-6 months," the band said on its website. They also said the "scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013."
"Thank you for all of your cool comments! Hanging out, taking it easy and following the doctors orders," Van Halen said on his Facebook page.
David Lee Roth, who is currently in Japan, recently posted well wishes to his ailing bandmate, texting, "Love and support from all of us in Japan. Get well soon ~ Love Dave."
Van Halen suffered a flare up of diverticulitis while on the road with the band's "A Different Kind of Truth" North American tour. The surgery removed a part of an infected intestine. The condition worsened when the veteran rocker "popped a few stitches," which led to infection.
The iconic musician has returned home to make his recovery.
The ongoing health issue caused the postponement and eventual cancellation of over 30 concert dates in Canada and the U.S. this summer.