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    Default Was Ed a Meth Addict on the 2004 Tour?

    A friend of mine said that he heard Ed was a Meth Addict and was on Meth during the 2004 tour. Could this be true? I heard the concert here in Chicago and I couldn't believe Ed could play that bad. He really was unusually bad. I have heard him on every tour since 1984 and he always rocked up until that point. He then sounded like his old self on the last tour with Dave and was very very good again. I cant believe Ed got involved with that stuff- it is true? I have heard that it is one of the hardest drugs to get off of and the recovery rate is very small long term. Has anyone else heard this about Ed?

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    Google "Eddie VanHalen and Meth" and you be the judge !
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    Who cares he is healthy now thats all that matters.
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    No, he was a raging alcoholic who was on the verge of drinking himself to death. End of story.

    I'm one of the few who say he wasn't doing meth too. Not that it wasn't available to him or he didn't do a little, but we never saw the "face of death" that normally is associated with an abuser. There was no evidence to support that at all. People usually were commenting on his teeth back then and surely, surely that must be it! C'mon, the guy had been a heavy smoker since a teen. Nicotine will do some nasty stuff over 30-40 years. Plus, couple that with him constantly drinking wine (Smoking Loon) which will stain your teeth as well. I'm more inclined to believe he was a victim of his two most known vices.

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    I don't know the telltale sings of a meth addict. He was in terrible shape mentally, he was rail thin too, his behavior seemed very erratic at the time. He was abusing something...booze? for sure but I think maybe more. what? no idea.

    I don't like alot of things ed has done in the last 15 years or so but I'm glad he's healthy again, I wouldn't wish the health problems he has had in the last few years on anyone. I hope he lives a happy and long life.

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    I was under the impression that meth was the "overseas" treatment after having part of his tongue removed. Did he not basically admit to it in 2 different interviews? Saying that his treatment was illegal here in the US. Smoking meth to kill whatever cancer cells were left.

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    Only his hairdresser knows for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 10after12 View Post
    No, he was a raging alcoholic who was on the verge of drinking himself to death. End of story.

    I'm one of the few who say he wasn't doing meth too. Not that it wasn't available to him or he didn't do a little, but we never saw the "face of death" that normally is associated with an abuser. There was no evidence to support that at all. People usually were commenting on his teeth back then and surely, surely that must be it! C'mon, the guy had been a heavy smoker since a teen. Nicotine will do some nasty stuff over 30-40 years. Plus, couple that with him constantly drinking wine (Smoking Loon) which will stain your teeth as well. I'm more inclined to believe he was a victim of his two most known vices.
    lets not forget that the guy had cancer treatment to his mouth. im sure that cant be easy on the chicklets, or the rest of his appearence for that matter.
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    He was drinking Smoking Loon out of the bottle at 4pm soundtrack in Jersey. He drank wine all day and hit the stage at 9pm.

    Glad those days are over. He has finally overcome his demons and that was no easy feat. Way to go, Eddie!
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