David Lee Roth Reports Eddie Van Halen Is Not Doing Well
Eddie Van Halen live in 2015 - DWTH / Youtube
With David Lee Roth’s kick-off show for his Las Vegas residency last Wednesday night, a pre-show interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal brought out harrowing news from the frontman. Diamond Dave reported that his Van Halen colleague, Eddie Van Halen, was “not doing well”.
Asked what had him decide to do the Vegas residency stint while Van Halen was out for the count, he said, “Ed’s not doing well, and singing and dancing is a perishable skill. 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.”
In a report by TMZ late last year, Eddie Van Halen has been battling throat cancer for some time now and has been flying in and out of Germany for treatment of the disease. Another news update says that the axeman was hospitalized in November from complications arising from his cancer medication. It can also be remembered that Eddie previously battled with tongue cancer in the early 2000s.