Eddie Van Halen's health?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by WarEagleRK, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. leemelone

    leemelone Forum Resident

    The funny thing is that I have two picks I got from Eddie in concert and both are plastic. I got one from the '87 5150 tour and one from the '98 VH III tour.
  2. Sear

    Sear Forum Resident

    Tarragona (Spain)
    I hope he gets better soon
  3. spsimmons

    spsimmons Forum Resident

    Peoria Illinois
    It's a shame all of the damage smoking has caused. It's really catching up to our rock n roll heroes now.
  4. Partyslammer

    Partyslammer Forum Resident

    A recent photo of Eddie......

  5. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

    Prognosis doesn't sound good.

    May the Rocks Gods be with you Eddie!
  6. Partyslammer

    Partyslammer Forum Resident

  7. GodShifter

    GodShifter Forum Hot Take Resident®

    Dallas, TX, USA
    He does NOT look good there. Puffy in the face. Something is definitely amiss.
  8. BeatleBruceMayer

    BeatleBruceMayer Forum Resident

    According to VH's first manager, EVH is not the brightest bulb in the bush. He wrote in his book that he had to explain to Ed that his groupie girlfriend could not have gotten pregnant with his child when she was only giving him oral sex. So him believing his cancer is from a pick makes total sense.
  9. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

    mill valley CA USA
    I think someone’s having a laugh on that one.
  10. keifspoon

    keifspoon Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    You don't have to be a doctor to know that smoking kills millions of people every year. It's a fact of life (and death).
  11. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

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  12. HotelYorba101

    HotelYorba101 Forum Resident

    I hope the absolute best for Eddie. And I hope for health and the ability to grace us with his badass guitar playing for years to come
  13. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    Chemo can cause edema (swelling due to fluid retention) sometimes called moon face.
  14. Crimson jon

    Crimson jon Forum Resident

    Just started page 2 and arguments have already emerged in a thread about a guitar God having cancer...:rolleyes:

    I hope he gets through this the man is a legend and guitar hero of mine.
  15. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    Just wait till the usual suspects show up It'll be 25 pages of bickering. :agree:
  16. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    TMZ is almost always right about this kind of thing. There isn't enough info in that article to determine how bad it is.
  17. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

    Boston MA
    It must be bad if he is going to Germany...
  18. WhoTapes1

    WhoTapes1 Forum Resident

    Greensboro, NC
    I just saw a post on Twitter where David Bertinelli was telling VH author Greg Renoff that he spoke with Eddie less than 2 weeks ago and said he sounded fine; the same as he has always sounded. Hopefully this is some good news.
  19. Farmer Mike

    Farmer Mike Forum Resident

  20. blastfurniss

    blastfurniss Forum Resident

    Marion, OH, USA
    For all the dysfunction in his band, I give Eddie and Valerie credit for how they've conducted their relationship. They attended each other's weddings and remained very friendly and cordial with each other and their respective families. As a divorced and remarried person, let me tell ya, the relationship those two have is very rare.
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  21. artfromtex

    artfromtex Honky Tonkin' Metal-Head

    Fort Worth, TX
    I pray he has a full recovery.
  22. MikeManaic61

    MikeManaic61 Forum Resident

    Haven't heard much of his music other than knowing his name but all goes well.

    What really makes me sad, is that are some people that I know who smoke like a chimney since they were adolescents.
  23. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

    Katy, TX
    I'm not suggesting he isn't sick. But end of life diseases/disorders are almost always scary for those involved. If anybody within a family gets a diagnosis of Cancer, the family will more than often over-react, even if the case for cure is high. Over-react might be an overstatement, I have to admit. Any situation where a life quickly can be taken because things accelerate is cause to hasten amends. But I've been through situations in life where people I've know have had brain cancer and fought through if for years. And others who were diagnosed with a 95% chance of curing breast cancer, only to go to their funerals a month later. My point is that there is always going to be an over-reaction for those close to you. The media's interpretation of the actual events can easily be misinterpretation of the actual odds especially when speculation is based on words crafted to protect the privacy of those inquired about. Still, I do hope and pray for the best for Eddie.

    Please don't take this post as a suggest that Cancer is actually the disease. I only use it as an example. The situation applies similarly for disorders like dementia. You reach pointlessness very quickly if the person you've made amends with forgets the event happened.
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  24. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    What's scary though with cancer even if he looks "decent" there's always a chance things go downhill fast. Wasn't there pictures of Bowie all dressed up and on the town only to die a month later? That's what I worry about with Ed, it's just gonna happen.
  25. Exile On My Street

    Exile On My Street Forum Resident

    Long Island, NY
    Best wishes to Eddie with whatever is ailing him.

    This is a person who has had health issues dating back to '95 at only 40 years old when he needed hip surgery. Then it was the tongue cancer in 2000 and emergency surgery for diverticulitis in 2012.

    I agree with those that feel his heavy smoking, drinking and drug use has most likely contributed to many of his health issues.

    Get well soon!

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