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Is the Van Halen reunion self-destructing?



Van_halen_eddie Admit it: You're surprised they've stayed together on this tour as long as they have. Eddie Van Halen and David Lee Roth are about a healthy a combination as Viagra and nitroglycerin.

So when Eddie and the boys declared their troubled past was all water under the bridge last year and outlined their plans for a Van Halen reunion tour, the safe money was that the rekindled romance wouldn't last 'til opening night. It turned out to be a sucker bet and the band is on the second leg of this U.S. tour, including a stop last month here in Tampa Bay.

But get ready to say "uh-oh." reports that the Van Halen tour could be in jeopardy -- but defused reports that it's downright canceled. Four shows in March have been rescheduled for April after Eddie suddenly had to undergo "a battery of comprehensive medical tests to determine a defined diagnosis and recommended medical procedures," reports Billboard, quoting management.

No further details were available, but Eddie has a well-documented history of fighting cancer and substance abuse.

Van_halen_valerie_bertinelli Meanwhile, the former Mrs. Van Halen -- Valerie Bertinelli -- is adding another layer of drama. On her own tour to promote her autobiography "Losing It," Bertinelli has scheduled an appearance in Cincinnati for this Wednesday, the same day the band is set to play there, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

No word on whether Eddie, Valerie and son/bassist Wolfgang will get together for family reunion that day.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:30pm]


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