Am I the only one who didn't know Eddie Van Halen had throat cancer?
Apparently the legendary rocker has been battling throat cancer for almost 20 years. Despite his extensive history of smoking, he believes the culprit to be a metal guitar pick that he used to cradle in his mouth back in the day. Van Halen had 1/3 of his tongue removed back in 2000 when he was first diagnosed. TMZ reports that sources with direct knowledge claim doctors used to scrap cancer cells out of his throat, but for the last 5 years the radiation he's received in Germany has been keeping the cancer at bay.
Despite the rumors, sources say Van Halen is doing well, at least he appears to be.