Eddie’s getting sober. We could not be more relieved. We love the man, and it has pained us to see him on a downward spiral.
From VH’s official website:
I would like Van Halen fans to know how much I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Without you there is no Van Halen.
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% that I feel I owe you and want to give you.
Some of the issues surrounding the 2007 Van Halen tour are within my ability to change and some are not. As far as my rehab is concerned, it is within my ability to change and change for the better. I want you to know that is exactly what I’m doing, so that I may continue to give you the very best I am capable of.
I look forward to seeing you in the future better than ever and I thank you with all my heart.
We are pulling for you, Eddie. You can do it. Looking forward to seeing you come out on the other side ready to strap on that Frankenstein and kick some major ass.
(P.S.: When you make that “Amends” list, consider putting Mike’s name on it, OK?)