First Britney Spears. Now Eddie Van Halen. It seems that the world of superstardom is slowly crumbling under the constant pressure and stress that occupies it.
Eddie Van Halen, who used to perform as the lead guitarist for the popular Van Halen band, said that he has decided to check into rehab in order to ‘work on himself’ and to deliver his best to his fans in an open letter addressed to them:
I have always and will always feel a responsibility to give you my best. At the moment I do not feel that I can give you my best. That’s why I have decided to enter a rehabilitation facility to work on myself, so that in the future I can deliver the 110 percent that I feel I owe you and want to give you.
One of the immediate implications of his decision to check into rehab could be that it might very well signal the end of any possible reconciliation and reunion with former Van Halen band member David Lee Roth. The two were scheduled to perform together this year but that appears to be a distinct impossibility given that Eddie admitted that some of the tour dates might very well be changed or canceled.
Van Halen as a group has not released an album in the past nine years although they churned out some of the biggest hits of the 80s era, including such classics like ‘Hot for Teacher’ and ‘Panama.’ The new-look Van Halen team that Eddie has assembled includes his son Wolfgang and brother Alex Van Halen apart from David. Bass player Michael Anthony also recently left the band. For ardent fans of Van Halen, all this drama can only mean that the wait for their next album might be a very long wait…