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    Default TMZ reports Eddie has been getting treatment in Germany for years

    https://www.tmz.com/2019/10/13/eddie...r-treatment/Or

    Might as well start a new thread for this.

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    Eddie Van Halen has been flying between the United States and Germany to get treatment for throat cancer ... and we've learned he's been doing it very quietly for years.

    As for how Eddie developed the cancer ... we're told he believes it's from a metal guitar pick he used more than 20 years ago. Seems Eddie would cradle the pick in his mouth, and he's been told that could well have been the source of the cancer, despite the fact he was a heavy smoker. Back in 2000, shortly after he was diagnosed, doctors removed around 1/3 of his tongue.

    Eddie was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago. Sources with direct knowledge tell us ... over the years there were times some of the cancer cells migrated down to his throat, and doctors would scrape them out.

    Our sources say ... Eddie has flown to Germany for 5 years to get radiation treatment, and for the most part it's worked to keep the disease in check.

    As for his current condition ... there are lots of rumors, but people who know him say he's seems to be doing okay -- at least on the surface.
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    TMZ is not really a reliable source of info, brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James in New York View Post
    https://www.tmz.com/2019/10/13/eddie...r-treatment/Or

    Might as well start a new thread for this.

    EXCLUSIVE

    Eddie Van Halen has been flying between the United States and Germany to get treatment for throat cancer ... and we've learned he's been doing it very quietly for years.

    As for how Eddie developed the cancer ... we're told he believes it's from a metal guitar pick he used more than 20 years ago. Seems Eddie would cradle the pick in his mouth, and he's been told that could well have been the source of the cancer, despite the fact he was a heavy smoker. Back in 2000, shortly after he was diagnosed, doctors removed around 1/3 of his tongue.

    Eddie was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago. Sources with direct knowledge tell us ... over the years there were times some of the cancer cells migrated down to his throat, and doctors would scrape them out.

    Our sources say ... Eddie has flown to Germany for 5 years to get radiation treatment, and for the most part it's worked to keep the disease in check.

    As for his current condition ... there are lots of rumors, but people who know him say he's seems to be doing okay -- at least on the surface.
    The Esquire story from 2012 had a similar revelation so maybe that’s his norm?

    https://www.esquire.com/entertainmen...profile-0512/#

    “ And he was cancer-free until last year, when he got hit twice. I haven't talked about this, because I don't talk about this. Last spring, doctors found cancer cells in his throat and took a scalpel to them. Last fall, the cancer came back and they took another chunk of his tongue. Every few months, he opens his mouth and doctors poke at him.”

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    It's 100% correct. He's been doing that for 12 months at least. It has helped and he's doing better right now. That is of 3 days ago direct from the source. Its the reason all recent years activity was put on hold.

    Not sure how this info leaked.

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    Sam & Dave are equally as good.

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    melodicrock, what a throwback.

    Here’s this as well, FWIW.


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    Im no MD but as long as its not spreading to the lungs ,bone, brain,etc. He's beating it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedish Fly View Post
    Is this recent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike zack View Post
    Is this recent?
    It appears to be. He definitely looks different from other photos in recent years.
    Sam & Dave are equally as good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedish Fly View Post
    It appears to be. He definitely looks different from other photos in recent years.
    His face does look puffy but that would explain the treatment. He's up and walking around which is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    melodicrock, what a throwback.

    Here’s this as well, FWIW.

    That's good positive news from the two Steves, Lukather and Vai!
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    I read something interesting in a page on Facebook a few days ago, after the "near death"-story surfaced. Someone had heard from a "close source" that there had been issues, but death was out of the question.
    I know it's not a relieable source. But if you put it together with what the Steves and melodicrock has said, we're getting closer to something. I'm getting the feeling that Eddie is once again beating the shit out of that horrible disease!
    Sam & Dave are equally as good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melodicrock View Post
    It's 100% correct. He's been doing that for 12 months at least. It has helped and he's doing better right now. That is of 3 days ago direct from the source. Its the reason all recent years activity was put on hold.

    Not sure how this info leaked.
    I haven’t posted to the site in years but visit. That said, this has to be the saddest news and is cause for concern.

    Hoping for the best for Eddie and those close to him.

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