EDDIE VAN HALEN's Son Says Guitarist Is 'Doing Great'

March 31, 2008

Eddie Van Halen's son, Wolfgang, has dismissed rumors about his father's health and is looking forward to returning to the road with VAN HALEN in April.

"Don't listen to the rumors he's doing great seriously!" Wolfgang, 17, told People magazine at Nickolodeon's 2008 Kid's Choice Awards Saturday (March 29).

"We're starting up in Reno in mid-April," said Wolfgang, who plays bass in the group. "So it'll be fun."

VAN HALEN's first tour in 22 years with David Lee Roth on the mic was put on hold earlier this month, with promoters stating that Eddie Van Halen was undergoing "medical tests to define a course of treatment." A recurrence of cancer or a fall off the wagon were both rumored as the cause of the guitarist's woes, with the National Enquirer even reporting that he checked into a Texas rehab clinic.

Eddie's ex-wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli, said in People magazine that the reports about him being in rehab were incorrect.

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