Eddie Van Halen's Cancer Returned in 2011...Twice
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:21:19
Guitar god Eddie Van Halen was diagnosed with oral cancer back in May of 2000 and lost of a third of his tongue in the treatment process.
The legend reveals that doctors found cancerous cells in his throat last spring and he was forced to undergo a second round of surgery to deal with it. Aw! We are sorry to hear it, Ed.
But it gets worse. He had a second cancer scare a few months later. This past fall, surgeons removed another small chunk of his tongue during a follow-up procedure. EVH kept the news to himself, telling Esquire that "I haven't talked about this, because I don't talk about this."
We respect that decision, Ed! We're just glad you are okay.
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