Sources have told gossip writer AJ Benza that living guitar legend Eddie Van Halen is seriously ill and has been receiving visits from his ex-wife, actress Valerie Bertinelli in the last week.

Toto guitarist Steve Lukather told Eddie Trunk that the band Van Halen’s status is unknown. “I’ve been in contact with Ed. I really can’t say much, man. I don’t wanna say anything.” Former Van Halen singer David Lee Roth has said he’s heard that Van Halen is sick and also said that his former band is “done.”

Eddie Van Halen was declared “cancer-free” in 2002 after doctors removed one-third of his tongue. His rumored illness is what’s reportedly keeping his band off the road this year.

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