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Eddie Van Halen is recovering from emergency surgery from Diverticulitis, a condition of the intestine. This is causing the band to postpone their Japanese tour which was set to begin in November.
According to a statement on the band’s website, "Eddie 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."
Japan will have to wait until 2013 though to see the band when they choose which dates they will be performing.
In addition to scheduling mishaps, the 57-year-old Van Halen has also had his fair share of health concerns. The guitarist for the band has had to undergo surgery to remove part of his tongue because of cancer as well as have hip replacement surgery.
Even after releasing a comeback album, it’s not the first time the band cancels a tour this year. This past summer they canceled 32 shows without explanation. It was in a later interview with USA Today that Van Halen said, "We bit off more than we could chew.”
Despite these obstacles, the band can't wait to see their Japanese fans next year.
"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," they wrote on their website.