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- Posted on Mar 8th 2007 6:42PM by Jessica Robertson
After much speculation, Eddie Van Halen will not be joining bandmates Sammy Hagar, David Lee Roth and Mike Anthony, during Van Halen's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week as the guitarist is entering rehab. Van Halen's brother, Alex, has yet to confirm whether or not he will be attending the festivities.
This news comes shortly after Velvet Revolver announced they would be standing in for Van Halen -- who recently scrapped their summer reunion tour -- during the ceremony, with frontman Scott Weiland and guitarist Slash speaking on the inductees' behalf.
Read Eddie's letter after the jump.
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.