Eddie Van Halen It's not letting your throat cancer fight keep you down.
The legendary guitarist of Van halen is currently undergoing treatment for the disease, first diagnosed in 2000. In recent years, the fretmaster has traveled between the United States and Germany for cancer-related medical treatment, according to reports.
The rocker, known for his virtuous work on tracks such as "Runnin & # 39; with the Devil" and "Hot for Teacher", was spotted in Beverly Hills, California this week while shopping for an exotic car at McLaren Beverly Hills. . Van Halen was also in town to check out TOOL – which has just released its first album in 13 years – performing at Staples Center.
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth performing at the Ak-Chin Pavillion in Phoenix, Ariz.
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In 2015, Billboard Magazine Van Halen reported tongue cancer, which migrated to the esophagus. Consequently, one third of his tongue had to be surgically removed. The surgery "slightly" affected his speech, but did not stop him from taking the road and touring.
UK subway also reported that Van Halen was initially diagnosed in 2000, but received clarification in 2002.
Van Halen told Billboard that as he dropped his cigarettes, he felt that there was something else to blame.
Van Halen in 1978 (from left to right): Eddie Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth. (Photo by Lynn Goldsmith / Corbis / VCG via Getty Images)
"I used metal picks – they are brass and copper – which I always held in my mouth, exactly where I had tongue cancer," he explained at the time. "Besides, I basically live in a recording studio full of electromagnetic energy. So that's a theory. I mean, I was smoking and taking a lot of drugs and more. But at the same time, my lungs are totally clear. It's just my own theory, but doctors say it's possible. "