Eddie Van Halen has undergone emergency surgery for a digestive disease and is canceling his tour in Japan to recover.
His representative said Thursday that the guitarist had a severe bout of diverticulitis, a painful condition that involves the formation of pouches on the outside of the colon. He is expected to recover in four to six months.
The rep added that the 57-year-old will not require more surgeries to treat the disease.
The musician had plans to tour Japan in November and will reschedule the dates for next year.
Van Halen is best known for hits including Jump, Why Can’t This Be Love and When It’s Love. The group released a new album, A Different Kind of Truth, in February.
Country singer LeAnn Rimes is getting professional help for anxiety and stress.
Her publicist, Marcel Pariseau, says Rimes has voluntarily entered a 30-day in-patient treatment facility to learn and develop coping mechanisms.
Pariseau says Rimes isn’t seeking treatment for an eating disorder or substance abuse, adding that while privacy isn’t expected, it’s certainly appreciated.
The 30-year-old Rimes checked into the undisclosed facility Wednesday.
Rimes is keeping her weekend tour commitments through September during breaks from treatment.
It’s one more for the road – one more season of Jersey Shore, that is. After that, MTV is shutting down the party.
MTV gave the last call for Jersey Shore on Thursday, saying the raucous reality show will conclude after its upcoming sixth season, which begins Oct. 4.
The series, whose roots lay in a party house in Seaside Heights, N.J., gave rise to stars such as Nicole Snooki Polizzi and Mike The Situation Sorrentino.
It became a pop-culture sensation and one of MTV’s biggest hits with its premiere in December 2009It spawned the spinoffs Snooki & JWoww and The Pauly D Project. .
Giuliana and Bill Rancic have welcomed son Edward Duke to their family.
Edward was born in Denver by a gestational surrogate Wednesday night. He weighed 7 pounds and 4 ounces.
The couple were in the delivery room for the four-hour labor and birth.
Giuliana Rancic is a red-carpet fixture and host of E! News. Bill, who cut the baby’s umbilical cord, is an entrepreneur and motivational speaker. He was the first-season winner on TV’s The Apprentice. The couple star in the Style Network reality show Giuliana & Bill that dealt with their fertility issues.
Among celebrity birthdays today: Drummer Jerry Allison is 73. Singer Van Morrison is 67. Actor Richard Gere is 63. Singer Tony DeFranco is 53. Singer Deborah Gibson is 42. Actor Zack Ward is 42. Actor Chris Tucker 40. Actress Sara Ramirez is 37.