Eddie Van Halen is undergoing treatment for throat cancer, as previously reported by DYR. This comes just 20 years after he had undergone treatment for tongue cancer as well. Well, the guitarist is feeling strong and ready to take on this cancer battle! He says “cancer can’t slow me down” as he continues to live the best of his rockstar life.
While he has been flying between the United States and Germany to get treatment for his cancer, it looks like he’s actually doing pretty well. The news of this cancer does not mean he’s on his death bed by any means… he’s actually living it up, as he should be!
“Cancer Can’t Slow Me Down”
TMZ reports that Halen seems “far from sick.” He was actually shopping for exotic cars in Beverly Hills recently. The rocker stopped by a McLaren dealership and talked with the sales team, took photos with everyone, and even gave one lucky fan a kiss! It looks like he’s out and about doing his thing and definitely doing well!
David Lee Roth has told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that he decided resume his solo career with the launch of a Las Vegas residency in part because VAN HALEN‘s future remains under a cloud of uncertainty.
“Ed‘s [Van Halen] not doing well, and singing and dancing is a perishable skill,” the VAN HALEN singer said.
“If you have the capacity, it’s something that has to be used routinely, if not for the thrill of it and the magic of creating with other incandescent spirits.”
There have been a lot of rumors regarding the VAN HALEN guitarist’s supposedly worsening health, with TMZ reporting recently that Van Halen has been traveling between the U.S. and Germany for cancer treatment going on several years now.
The site later said that “the sad medical news had some folks thinking Eddie was on his death bed … but we’re told that’s anything but the case.”
Back in September, Roth said that there were no plans for VAN HALEN to do anything for the foreseeable future.
“I think VAN HALEN‘s finished and this is the next phase,” he said, referring to his solo project.
“And that being said, Eddie‘s got his own story to tell. Not mine to tell it.”