Wolfgang Van Halen has confirmed that his dad Eddie Van Halen attended TOOL concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles this Monday, October 21.
He wrote: “A guy asked my dad if he could take a picture of him with the stage behind him, having no idea who he just asked, and that was my favorite moment from the TOOL show last night.”
TMZ recently reported that Eddie was diagnosed with cancer nearly 20 years ago and has been travelling between the United States and Germany for treatment.
Back in 2000, shortly after he was diagnosed, doctors removed around 1/3 of his tongue.
Sources told TMZ that 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.
Eddie‘s friend and TOTO guitarist Steve Lukather told The Eddie Trunk Podcast in September that ‘There’s been some health issues that they’re [VAN HALEN brothers] dealing with and stuff like that.”
He continued: “We’re older guys now, and to go on the road, and stuff like that, it requires a lot of extra effort in terms of as a human being.”