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Van Halen Cancel Japan Tour

Eddie Van Halen has been forced to undergo emergency surgery

Van Halen's efforts to leave the country seem doomed after their short run of Japanese shows which had been scheduled for the end of the year have now been cancelled.

Blabbermouth reports that Eddie Van Halen has been rushed to hospital for emergency surgery for diverticulitis.

The band have issued a statement which says:

"Eddie Van Halen underwent an emergency surgery for a severe bout of diverticulitis. No further surgeries are needed and a full recovery is expected within four [to] six months. 

"Van Halen's scheduled November 2012 tour of Japan is currently being rescheduled and the band looks forward to seeing and playing for their fans in 2013."

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