Wolfgang Van Halen has called out an unidentified company for trying to sell their CBD (Cannabidiol) oil product by creating a fake story using his father’s name.
The article, which falsely claimed to be published by People magazine, even went as far as to include fake quotes from Eddie himself.
Below is a portion of the fabricated article:
While many might not be aware, Eddie Van Halen died of throat cancer. He didn’t like to talk about his struggle with the disease, but he did chime in on the healing properties of CBD Oil and the warmth that its calming effect provided the last months of his life.
“When I got my diagnosis, I was devestated. And when you’re a rock star, there’s this pressure to never show a sad side. My manager pointed me to CBD oil, which I admit I was skeptical of. Sometimes these alternative medicines sound like a bunch of mumbo jumbo, but I was blown away by the results. I never knew something natural could have such a powerful effect.”
The Eddie’s Foundation is rolling out Eddie’s own CBD Oil for the masses. The Foundation’s pledge is to send one free bottle to anyone who is in need. All they ask is fans pay for the shipping fee.
“Hey, so I’ve gotten enough messages about this shit so I figured I’d do my best to shut it down,” Wolfgang posted to Facebook. “This CBD oil thing claiming to be some final gift from my dad is all bullshit. Just another batch of soulless fuckers taking advantage of this horrible situation just to make a quick buck off naive fans. Fucking assholes.”
Hey, so I’ve gotten enough messages about this shit so I figured I’d do my best to shut it down. This CBD oil thing…Posted by Wolf Van Halen on Thursday, November 5, 2020
Here’s what Wolfgang had to say on Twitter:
“If you DO happen to know the people behind this, by all means harass the shit outta them. You have my blessing. Too many people have asked me if all of these rumors and scams are legit and I think it’s important that I let people know the truth.”
Earlier today, Wolfgang posted this message on Twitter to mark one month since his father’s passing: