Good news: Ed has apparently finished his stint in rehab.
From a press release:
Rock Legend Eddie Van Halen to Serve as Honorary Race Official For SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500â„¢
Van Halen to Unveil Limited Edition FenderÂ® StratocasterÂ® Guitar Presented to Race Winner
Phoenix International Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber has announced that rock superstar Eddie Van Halen will serve as an Honorary Race Official for the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500â„¢ NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series race at PIR on Saturday, April 21. As an Honorary Race Official, Van Halen will be part of pre-race activities and will join Sperber on the pre-race stage greeting drivers as they are introduced prior to the start of the race.
In addition to his duties as an Honorary Race Official, Van Halen will help to unveil a limited edition Fender Stratocaster Guitar as well as a limited edition EVHÂ® brand Frankensteinâ„¢ replica guitar at PIR on Friday, April 20. The Fender guitar, with its unique designs, will be presented to the winner of the SUBWAY Fresh Fit 500â„¢ on Saturday, April 21. The one-of-a-kind PIR Fender Stratocaster Guitar was built by Chris Fleming, Senior Master Builder, in Fender’s Custom Shop.
You can read the rest of the press release here.
Also, as some of you may have heard, Ed’s ex-wife, Valerie Bertinelli, has signed on as a spokesperson for weight-loss company Jenny Craig, and has vowed to lose 30 pounds. She mentions in a new interview with Access Hollywood a post-rehab conversation she recently had with Ed:
“[Ed] just said, ‘Congratulations, good for you,'”[Bertinelli said]. “He said, ‘I got sober, you’re getting thin, this is great!'”
Way to go, Ed. Glad you’re out. Hope things are looking brighter to you these days.
Now, about all that new music piling up at 5150 …