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Eddie Van Halen Apparantly Not In Rehab

Reuters reports: Actress Valerie Bertinelli has said her ex-husband Eddie Van Halen is not in rehab, but she declined to say exactly what is ailing the rock guitarist, People.com reported on Wednesday.

"The reports about him being in rehab are wrong. Eddie is sober," Bertinelli said at a New York luncheon hosted by cable TV's Hallmark Channel, according to the Web site of celebrity magazine People.

This month rock band VAN HALEN, which Eddie co-founded with his brother Alex, canceled it's tour dates until April 19th and said the 53 year-old guitarist is undergoing medical tests. But the band has not divulged details of his illness.

In the 1990s, Eddie Van Halen had hip replacement surgery and was treated for oral cancer. He also has battled alcohol abuse with a stint in rehab, which led to current speculation about a return to treatment.

Bertinelli on Wednesday said "he's being proactive about his illness" but declined to be more specific.

Van Halen had a string of hits including 'Runnin' With The Devil' and 'Panama' starting in the late 1970s. In August the group unveiled plans for its current 25-city North American tour that began in September 2007.

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1. godlike writes:

sick of DLR..?

# Mar 13, 2008 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Kalis_wrath writes:

*runs up to Godlie and gives him a big bear hug* Most likely the case if its not being a drunk.

# Mar 13, 2008 @ 1:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Kalis_wrath writes:

*Godlike

# Mar 13, 2008 @ 1:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. godlike writes:

* through a haze of smoke... godlike tips his hat to the lady
how ya doin today ma'am..?

I surely hope its nothing too serious with ol Ed.! Mucho respect for the man from this metalhead...!!
Kinda makes me curious though...if Valerie's the one doing the talkin..??

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# Mar 13, 2008 @ 2:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. *&^%$#@!)(*&^% writes:

I heard that Eddie played the bass on the three new tracks on "the best of both worlds" cd. Can anyone confirm this?

# Mar 13, 2008 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Kalis_wrath writes:

Godlike you might be on to something. I heard she isnt to happy with Eddie and who knows what a scornful exlover will do. I am o.k today. I will be much happier when my ol mans fku goes away. How are you my smot poking friend?

# Mar 13, 2008 @ 7:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. cruor writes:

smot poking? lol

Eddie isn't in rehab? As long as Weiland goes to rehab I'll be happy.

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# Mar 13, 2008 @ 8:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kalis_wrath writes:

That is if rehab works for Weiland! Otherwise its useless.

# Mar 13, 2008 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. @#%$&^*&^% writes:

January '07... Caller: " So Alex and Ed, it's known you're rehearsing for a tour. What will you do if it's NOT Roth?...............HA HA HA HA HA HA ! Alex: ( That question is like..." So Sonny, when did you stop beating your wife?""

# Mar 13, 2008 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. godlike writes:

fine and dandy here ma'am..!!

# Mar 13, 2008 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Kalis_wrath writes:

Good! Other wise I would be forced to dance like my Dad to get you to laugh Mr Godlike!

# Mar 13, 2008 @ 11:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. RememberMetal? writes:

He had some form of oral cancer years ago, perhaps he's dealing with that again....

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# Mar 13, 2008 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Ike Simpson writes:

Did I miss something when did Eddie become metal.

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 6:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. darenloster writes:

ike Simpson - Actually, if you listen to their first album 'Van Halen' released in '77 or '78 - it was definately METAL by '70's standards - of course you can't compare it to Metallica ONLY because Metal has 'Evolved' since then. Follow the 'progression' of sound : late 60's and early 70's (deep purple, sabbath) late 70's and early 80's (van halen, kiss) mid 80's to late 80's (maiden, priest) late 80's to 90's and beyond (metallica, pantera). If anyone doubts kiss as being metal for their time i suggest one listen to the album Love Gun (1977) most of it is Very metal (title track - love gun, almost human,...) Very Metal for the 70's !

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. BoltThrower writes:

Eddie is sober? Let's all drink to that!

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. tim writes:

remembermetal likes oral

# Mar 14, 2008 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BLACKDOG writes:

He nee'd a break from the traveling Circus that is David Lee Roth.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BLACKDOG writes:

God I cannot spell anymore.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 5:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahaha! Just dont enter in any spelling bee contest Black. By the way I think Dogmister is a better nickname for you. What do you think?

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 6:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. BLACKDOG writes:

Uh no.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 7:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahaha! O.k. I am just dorkin around with you really. BlackDog is a good metal nick for a black metalhead. I think of a pit bull wearing a spiked collar.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. BLACKDOG writes:

That's better.lol

Actually I took the name because it's my favorite Led Zepplin song.That and the fact that Whole Lotta Love would have made me sound gay.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. godlike writes:

good choice there buddy..... there is no way in hell that I could associate with someone using WLL for a screenname... hahaha

just seen in the news today...that Eddie is going through tests that will let doctors determine the best course of action to fight this illness..... it doesnt say anywhere what exactly the illness is..???

hello there Kalis_

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 7:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. BLACKDOG writes:

Yeah niether could I.lol...

Hope Ed's O.K.

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hey there Godlike! I agree with you there BlackDog. Whole lotta love would be kinda flufoo for a metal site. Maybe for an email addy you would use for family would work or one of those dateing sites! Hahahaha! Would be great for a pick up line too. "hey there sexy! You like Led Zep? I got a WHOLE latta love for ya... In my pants!"

# Mar 15, 2008 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. godlike writes:

yeah....for some reason I think it only would work well for a guy....
It doesnt sound right to hear a woman say that she has a Whole Lotta anything in her pants..!!!

# Mar 16, 2008 @ 9:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. ZT writes:

Remember Ladies and Germs, Without the Almighty MONTROSE, there would be NO Van Halen!!!!

# Mar 16, 2008 @ 9:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Edhead writes:

Long live King Edward and the Mighty Van Halen!!!!

# Mar 16, 2008 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahahaha! Of course it would have to be a pick up line for a guy Godlike. It would make me uncomfy to hear a woman to say that. Women really dont need pick up lines. Just a good rack or a nice arse. *nods*

# Mar 16, 2008 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. BLACKDOG writes:

Stop giveing me idea's.You don't wanna know the kind of thing's I could get up to out of boredom.

# Mar 16, 2008 @ 5:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahahahahaha! Now you are just dareing me BlackDog! I love causeing mayhem from miles away! Once my energy drink kicks in the ideas will flow like the Nile river!

# Mar 16, 2008 @ 5:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Zoaby writes:

We saw Van Halen a month ago in Orlando, on Feb. 14th; just days before the tour was suspended. We were in the second row ("B") immediately next to the catwalk steps. So we had a fabulous view of everything. I commented to my son (who's 28) that Eddie looked bad, an odd type of paleness (not just a normal untanned look). I also noticed that that his knuckles are very enlarged and he appears to have arthritis. The show was excellent, and Eddie was great, but he just wasn't quite up to snuff.... or so it seemed. Oddly, I had previously said to my son, that as many of these wonderful "classic" rock acts are aging and dying off, we need to begin stepping up our concert attendance - some of them won't be around, and / or ,won't be willing or able to tour much longer... It's rather sad really. My greatest concern for Eddie, is that his cancer has returned. I read an article where Valerie stated the doctor who claimed he could cure Eddie and the process they went through, seemed bizarre and there was a lot of denial about some issues.... I hope things work out for Eddie, he's such a talented guy, and it's so nice to see the group touring with son Wolfie, and David Lee Roth being back in good form.

# Mar 16, 2008 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. BLACKDOG writes:

Now here we go!!!

I can fell the trouble starting allready....

# Mar 16, 2008 @ 7:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Kalis_wrath writes:

You could also say "hey sexy, you a Zep fan? Cos your a$$ is so fine it makes me Dazed and Confused!" *looks innocent*

# Mar 16, 2008 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. BLACKDOG writes:

lol!!!

# Mar 16, 2008 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Kalis_wrath writes:

Hahaha! Glad to make you laugh my friend! Really though, should I stop? I dont want to get you arrested! On topic, I am not a huge fan of VanHelen, but do hope that Ed gets well from whatever it is putting him out of commission.

# Mar 17, 2008 @ 3:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. BLACKDOG writes:

You and me both.

# Mar 17, 2008 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Kalis_wrath writes:

Its strange watching the artist I grew up with ageing and getting sick like this. In alot of ways it trips me out! As a kid you have this strange notion that they are immortal and never age or die. You almost dont want to see pictures of them because you want to remember them in their prime, but yet coureouse and look anyway or see them live to see and hear if they are withering away or still going strong. I know that the day Ozzy dies it will be the saddest day in my life.

# Mar 17, 2008 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. cruor writes:

^Personally the last thing I think Ozzy did that is worthwhile from beginning to end was in 1972.

# Mar 17, 2008 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. BLACKDOG writes:

I love Ozzy.I have sertain artist's who can do no wrong in my opinion.(various genre's)Ozzy's one of the bigger ones

# Mar 17, 2008 @ 9:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. cruor writes:

^I disagree. Does Technical Ecstasy ring a bell? Never Say Die? The Ultimate Sin? Ozzmosis and Down To Earth? What about his reality show? The guy is a f***ing walking corpse now. The last good thing he did was Bark at the Moon. Imo the only things he should be truly remembered for are the first 4 Black Sabbath releases.

# Mar 17, 2008 @ 11:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. cruor writes:

Now don't get me wrong I liked Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage, Blizzard of Ozz, Diary of a Madman, and Bark At the Moon (No Rest, No More Tears, and Black Rain were ok also) but they are severly overated and get very little listening time from me as I prefer the blues influenced Psychedelic/Stoner Doom he helped create on Black Sabbath and Paranoid and mastered on Master of Reality and Vol. 4.

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# Mar 17, 2008 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. BLACKDOG writes:

Oh I agree.But He's still an Icon anyway you slice it.

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