Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar said his feud with Eddie Van Halen came to an end earlier this year. In fact, according to Hagar, the two rekindled their long-lost friendship before Eddie’s passing.
According to a note Hagar recently sent to The Howard Stern Show, he began talking with Eddie again earlier this year.
“Eddie and I had been texting, and it’s been a love fest since we started communicating earlier this year,” Hagar wrote. “We both agreed not to tell anyone, because of all the rumors it would stir up about a reunion, etc., and we both knew that wasn’t gonna happen. But he also didn’t want anyone to know about his health.”
Hagar said he lost touch with Van Halen again late this summer. “He stopped responding to me a month ago, and I figured it wasn’t good,” he noted. “I reached out one more time last week, and when he didn’t respond, I figured it was a matter of time. But it came way too soon.”
On Thursday Hagar shared a video tribute to Eddie which included original Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony titled “We Love You Eddie”: