Eddie Van Halen is resting in hospital following emergency colon surgery last night (Aug 30).
The iconic Van Halen guitarist is believed to be suffering from digestive disorder Diverticulitis and could be forced to rest for six months after the surgery.
Announcing the news on the Van Halen website, a statement reads: "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 4 - 6 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."
Van Halen hit the headlines earlier in the year when The Black Keys singled them out as being one of the bands they thought had reformed solely to make as much money as possible.