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Latest Issue. Past Issues. Just months after releasing his first album with David Lee Roth in almost 30 years, Eddie Van Halen required emergency surgery for a bowel infection. The Devoured By Intestinal Crubs - FlatV5 / Faeces Eruption - FlatV5 / Faeces Eruption greatest Dutch-American guitarist is once again unwell. From the band's official statement:. Eddie has already survived crippling avascular necrosis and an oropharyngeal cancer, which left him with a prosthetic metal hip and half of his tongue removed.
EVH's prognosis in this case is promising, too, but when diverticulitis requires emergency surgery, it's no small thing. We often hear about diverticulitis as a common problem that's cured with some rest and antibiotics. And that's usually the case. But it can absolutely be serious enough to result in postponement of all of your tour dates in Japan.
All of them! A diverticulum is an out-pouching, like a tiny Devoured By Intestinal Crubs - FlatV5 / Faeces Eruption - FlatV5 / Faeces Eruption . Most people have at least a few colonic diverticula by the time they get old. They've been associated with low-fiber diets and obesity. Having diverticula in your bowel isn't usually a problem. Sometimes they bleed a little -- they're actually the most common reason that people notice blood in their stool -- but rarely enough to matter.
Occasionally, though, they can get infected. Diverticulitis can usually be treated with antibiotics, but about 25 percent of people with their first bout of diverticulitis will have a complication that requires surgery. As Van Halen's was an "emergency" surgery, it means that he had at least one such complication. Almost definitely one of the following:. We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. Skip to content.
Sign in Subscribe. The Atlantic Crossword. The Print Edition. Latest Issue Past Issues. Link Copied. They're all significant, but all complications from which he can and should recover. For all his lyrical emphasis on living in the moment "like there's no tomorrow," we just have to hope he's interested in complying with long-term follow-up, dietary adjustments, and a low threshold for coming back to the hospital next time he gets a stomach ache.
In The Midst Of Life, We Are In Death - Ash Borer - Ash Borer will be, though, because he loves his fans. I'm sure of it. Diverticulitis, hip replacements, and tongue cancer aren't typical badboy stuff. But Eddie Van Halen isn't our typical badboy. The hero we deserve. It's not all overdoses and hot tub infections, kids.
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