After months of speculation about Eddie Van Halen’s health, TMZ reported that he is suffering from throat cancer, and now a fan that works at McLaren’s dealership in Beverly Hills shared a photo with the guitarist that visited the place recently and the photo made fans happy, since it shows the musician in a good shape, showing that he is probably getting better.
The worker said in her post:
“I’ve had a bad week, so please indulge me in this gushing post. I love my job. I love the cars, I love my co-workers and I love the clients. Admittedly, I’ve had more than my share of cool things that I’ve done in my life. Co-worker: “Sue, today you got to make out with a rockstar.” 😅 Yes… I…did! 🤯 Today will forever be the day I kissed… Eddie Van Halen!!! 💋 My mom wouldn’t let me go see them when I was 14, so it only took 35 years for the universe to right that wrong. Absolutely the sweetest guy–still with that twinkle in his eye.❤️ I told him that today he made me the coolest kid in high school. 🤣. Never in my… wildest… dreams. Eddie, you have no idea how much you made my day. Thank you for just being you. 💕”
A few months ago a released photo of Eddie Van Halen has raised many speculations about the state of his health. In the picture, Eddie appears almost unrecognizable. At age 64, the musician appears quite swollen and apparently bald in the image, with a look similar to that of a person undergoing chemotherapy treatment.
By 2000, the guitarist had already been diagnosed with cancer and had to remove 1/3 of his tongue. Now the cancer cells have spread to the throat, and to combat the spread of the disease, the musician conducts radiotherapy sessions.
In 2012, Van Halen was voted the best guitarist of all time by a vote sponsored by Guitar World magazine.