Van Halens drummer Eddie Van Halenc has announced he is leaving the band after “family disagreement.”
“I am leaving the Van Halent band because I cannot in good conscience continue to be involved in a band with such an awful history,” Van Hal en said in a statement on Instagram.
“My children, the girls I raised, the people I loved, the friends I had, and the fans who loved me for so many years have been in the dark about my decision.
I am so disappointed in myself.
I love this band, the band that has brought me joy, and it is time for me to move on.”
Van Halen is the latest rock band to pull out of the tour dates for the 2018-2019 tour.
The band’s next tour, scheduled for Oct. 5-6 in Los Angeles, is still scheduled.
Van Halens frontman Eddy Van Halenberg has been hospitalized since last week with pneumonia, according to a TMZ report.
The group said in September that Van Halenburg is dealing with the complications of pneumonia, and that his condition was stable but had worsened recently.
He has been on oxygen for three days, but the band is still unsure when he will return to the stage.
Van Alen, the group’s third Van Halence singer, has been replaced by drummer James Taylor.
Taylor joined the band in 2010.
Van Dijk, a former drummer for Van Haleng, is also on the road for the tour.
Van Dijk has been at a Los Angeles hospital for treatment of pneumonia since last Friday.
Van Van Halene has not performed in a month, and has been without a full-time guitarist since May.