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David Lee Roth Says Eddie Van Halen "Isn't Doing Well"

"Ed's not doing well."

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Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen has reportedly been battling throat cancer for the first time since being given the all-clear in 2002.Toto guitarist Steve Lukather originally said about Van Halen "I think they're on a hiatus. There's been some health issues that they're dealing with and stuff like that," though a photo surfaced of Eddie looking like a regular dude and we know he even went to go see Tool.

In September, Van Halen vocalist David Lee Roth said "I think Van Halen's finished and this is the next phase" in reference to his Las Vegas residency.

"I've inherited the band de facto — whatever that means. I think it means if you inherit it, carry this proudly. Van Halen isn't gonna be coming back in the fashion that you know. And that being said, Eddie's [Van Halen] got his own story to tell. [It's] not mine to tell it."

Now in an interview with Review Journal, Roth pretty miuch came right out and said that Eddie isn't doing too hot. The quote is brief and goes off on a tangent pretty quick, but it does give us some grim information.

“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.”

Here's hoping Eddie isn't doing that bad and things are alright.

We posted some less than stellar footage from night one of David Lee Roth's Vegas residency, but here is the entirety of night two, where things seem to get better:

Roth will keep busy this year opening for KISS on all of their 2020 dates. Dates below.

February 01 – Manchester, NH [Tickets]
February 04 – Allentown, PA [Tickets]
February 05 – Buffalo, NY [Tickets]
February 07 – Charlottesville, VA [Tickets]
February 08 – Greensboro, NC [Tickets]
February 11 – Columbia, SC [Tickets]
February 13 – Lexington, KY [Tickets]
February 15 – Peoria, IL [Tickets]
February 16 – Fort Wayne, IN [Tickets]
February 18 – Springfield, MO [Tickets]
February 19 – Wichita, KS [Tickets]
February 21 – Sioux City, IA [Tickets]
February 22 – Grand Forks, ND [Tickets]
February 24 – St. Paul, MN [Tickets]
February 25 – Lincoln, NE [Tickets]
February 29 – Laughlin, NV [Tickets]
March 02 – Bakersfield, CA [Tickets]
March 04 – Los Angeles, CA (Makeup date) [Tickets]
March 06 – Oakland, CA (Makeup date) [Tickets]
March 09 – El Paso, TX [Tickets]
March 10 – Lubbock, TX [Tickets]
March 12 – Tulsa, OK [Tickets]
March 14 – Lafayette, LA [Tickets]
March 15 – Biloxi, MS [Tickets]
April 24 – San Salvador, El Salvador [Tickets]
April 28 – San Jose, Costa Rica [Tickets]
April 30 – Bogata, Columbia [Tickets]
May 02 – Lima, Peru [Tickets]
May 05 – Santiago, Chile [Tickets]
May 07 – Asuncion, Paraguay [Tickets]
May 09 – Buenos Aires, Argentina [Tickets]
May 12 – Porto Alegro, Brazil [Tickets]
May 14 – Curitiba, Brazil [Tickets]
May 16 – Sao Paulo, Brazil [Tickets]
May 19 – Uberlandia, Brazil [Tickets]
June 09 – Paris, France [Tickets]
June 12 – Derby, U.K. (Download) [Tickets]
June 14 – Dortmund, Germany [Tickets]
June 15 – Hamburg, Germany [Tickets]
June 18 – Copenhagen, Denmark [Tickets]
June 20 – Sandnes, Norway [Tickets]
June 23 – Gothenburg, Sweden [Tickets]
June 25 – Stockholm, Sweden [Tickets]
June 27 – Helsinki, Finland [Tickets]
June 29 – Kaunas, Lithuania [Tickets]
July 01 – Prague, Czech Republic [Tickets]
July 04 – Barcelona, Spain [Tickets]
July 05 – Madrid, Spain [Tickets]
July 07 – Lisbon, Portugal [Tickets]
July 10 – Frankfurt, Germany [Tickets]
July 11 – Stuttgart, Germany [Tickets]
July 13 – Verona, Italy [Tickets]
July 15 – Gilwice, Poland [Tickets]
July 16 – Budapest, Hungary [Tickets]
July 18 – Sofia, Bulgaria [Tickets]
July 21 – Geneva, Switzerland [Tickets]
July 25 – Johannesburg, South Africa [Tickets]
August 28 – Mansfield, MA [Tickets]
August 29 – Hartford, CT [Tickets]
August 31 – Canandaigua, NY [Tickets]
Septmeber 01 – Bangor, ME [Tickets]
Septmeber 04 – Atlantic City, NJ [Tickets]
Septmeber 05 – Burgettstown, PA [Tickets]
Septmeber 08 – Atlanta, GA [Tickets]
Septmeber 09 – Raleigh, NC [Tickets]
Septmeber 11 – Clarkston, MI [Tickets]
Septmeber 13 – Tinley Park, IL [Tickets]
Septmeber 14 – Dayton, OH [Tickets]
Septmeber 15 – Milwaukee, WI [Tickets]
Septmeber 19 – George, WA [Tickets]
Septmeber 20 – Ridgefield, WA [Tickets]
Septmeber 22 – Boise, ID [Tickets]
Septmeber 24 – Salt Lake City, UT [Tickets]
Septmeber 26 – San Bernardino, CA [Tickets]
Septmeber 27 – Chula Vista, CA [Tickets]
Septmeber 29 – Phoenix, AZ [Tickets]
October 01 – Austin. TX [Tickets]
October 03 – Ft. Worth. TX [Tickets]
October 30-November 04: Kiss Kruise X [Tickets]
July 17, 2021 – New York, NY [Tickets]

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