EDDIE VAN HALEN BACK IN REHAB?:
March 6, 2008
Rockers VAN HALEN cancelled a string of comeback gigs so guitarist EDDIE VAN HALEN could return to rehab to be treated for alcoholism, according to reports.
The band rescheduled two concerts in Virginia and Georgia at the end of last month (Feb08) and another this week (beg03Mar08), prompting internet reports claiming all tour dates had been pulled indefinitely.
Representatives for the rockers insist the tour is still on, despite announcing Van Halen “is undergoing a battery of comprehensive medical tests to determine a defined diagnosis and recommended medical procedures.” Now sources tell the National Enquirer the 53-year-old guitarist checked himself into a clinic near San Antonio, Texas, so he could detox for a week after a furious backstage bust-up in Florida with his 17-year-old son and bandmate Wolfgang.
An insider says, “It was the big what-if of the tour – whether Eddie could stay sober.
“Wolf hates it when his dad drinks. He knew Eddie was drunk onstage that night, and was acting cold to him, which set Eddie off. Eddie went beserk and started yanking guitar cables from the pedal boards and throwing cigarettes around onstage.
“At the end of the concert, Eddie was so mad at Wolf, he punched the amp speaker, knocking it over.” Van Halen enjoyed a stint in rehab last year (07), which delayed plans for the comeback tour.
Courtesy of www.pr-inside.com