Billboard confirms that Eddie Van Halen has entered rehab for "undisclosed reasons" and that none of the current members will be at the Rock and Roll Hall Fame induction ceremony.
Last weeks rumors started to spread that the Van Halen reunion tour was on permanent hold because tickets sales were halted. VH confirmed that the tour was off indefinitely earlier this week. Than reports were saying that the tour was off because of friction between David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen over Eddie's drinking. Then yesterday TMZ got this statement from Eddie's camp.
I would like Van Halen fans to know how much I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Without you there is no Van Halen.
I have always and will always feel a responsibility to give you my best. At the moment I do not feel that I can give you my best. That's why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110% that I feel I owe you and want to give you.
Some of the issues surrounding the 2007 Van Halen tour are within my ability to change and some are not. As far as my rehab is concerned, it is within my ability to change and change for the better. I want you to know that is exactly what I'm doing, so that I may continue to give you the very best I am capable of.
I look forward to seeing you in the future better than ever and I thank you with all my heart.
To make matters worse, Van Halen will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week and only ex-bandmates Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony will be on hand to accept the award. Don't get me started on what BS the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is. There are several inducted bands that can tell you how messed up this show is.