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Wolfgang Van Halen reveals he got ‘three more years’ with his father Eddie thanks to German doctors

Wolfgang Van Halen revealed American doctors only gave his father Eddie Van Halen ‘six weeks’ to live after he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer back in 2017.

‘And then he went to Germany. Whatever the f*** they do over there, it’s amazing because I got three more years with him,’ the 29-year-old musician marveled on Monday’s episode of The Howard Stern Show.

‘I was with him every step of the way. Every second.’  

Fighter: Wolfgang Van Halen (L) revealed American doctors only gave his father Eddie Van Halen (R) ‘six weeks’ to live after he was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer back in 2017

The 29-year-old musician marveled on Monday's episode of The Howard Stern Show: 'And then he went to Germany. Whatever the f*** they do over there, it's amazing because I got three more years with him'

The 29-year-old musician marveled on Monday’s episode of The Howard Stern Show: ‘And then he went to Germany. Whatever the f*** they do over there, it’s amazing because I got three more years with him’

It was Wolf who first announced the legendary Van Halen guitarist died, age 65, on October 6 following a decade-long battle with cancer that spread to his lungs and brain.

‘I’m awful. It’s terrible. Every day, man. Some days are better than others,’ Van Halen admitted.

‘The pain is still there always, but you just kind of figure out how to carry it a little better as time goes on. But it’s always gonna hurt.’

The former Van Halen bassist added: ‘We had such a close connection and now, for the rest of my life, there’s no way I’ll never be able to think about him no matter what I do – which is good but also hurts a lot.’

RIP: It was Wolf who first announced the legendary Van Halen guitarist died, age 65, on October 6 following a decade-long battle with cancer that spread to his lungs and brain

RIP: It was Wolf who first announced the legendary Van Halen guitarist died, age 65, on October 6 following a decade-long battle with cancer that spread to his lungs and brain

Van Halen admitted: 'I'm awful. It's terrible. Every day, man. Some days are better than others'

Van Halen admitted: ‘I’m awful. It’s terrible. Every day, man. Some days are better than others’

The former Van Halen bassist added: 'We had such a close connection and now, for the rest of my life, there's no way I'll never be able to think about him no matter what I do - which is good but also hurts a lot' (pictured in 2015)

The former Van Halen bassist added: ‘We had such a close connection and now, for the rest of my life, there’s no way I’ll never be able to think about him no matter what I do – which is good but also hurts a lot’ (pictured in 2015)

And while Wolf teased the possible release of unreleased music by his father, he told fans not to expect anything in the future for Van Halen aside from a tribute concert.

‘[There’s] a s*** ton of tapes that will take a very, very long time to go through,’ Van Halen explained.

‘We want to do it right, whenever the time is, but it would be a little shameless to do it right now. It would be milking dad.’

The LA native continued: ‘I don’t have a dad anymore and I’m coming to terms with that. So, I think fans can come to the terms with the fact that we’re not going to have Van Halen anymore. The music is going to live on forever but you can’t continue without Eddie Van Halen.’

'[There's] a s*** ton of tapes that will take a very, very long time to go through': And while Wolf teased the possible release of unreleased music by his father, he told fans not to expect anything in the future for Van Halen aside from a tribute concert

‘[There’s] a s*** ton of tapes that will take a very, very long time to go through’: And while Wolf teased the possible release of unreleased music by his father, he told fans not to expect anything in the future for Van Halen aside from a tribute concert

Van Halen explained: 'I don't have a dad anymore and I'm coming to terms with that. So, I think fans can come to the terms with the fact that we're not going to have Van Halen anymore. The music is going to live on forever but you can't continue without Eddie Van Halen'

Van Halen explained: ‘I don’t have a dad anymore and I’m coming to terms with that. So, I think fans can come to the terms with the fact that we’re not going to have Van Halen anymore. The music is going to live on forever but you can’t continue without Eddie Van Halen’

Benefitting Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation: On Monday, the LA native released his gut-wrenching tribute to the Amsterdam-born, Pasadena-raised rocker - a song titled Distance through his new band, Mammoth WVH

Benefitting Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: On Monday, the LA native released his gut-wrenching tribute to the Amsterdam-born, Pasadena-raised rocker – a song titled Distance through his new band, Mammoth WVH

On Monday, Wolf released his gut-wrenching tribute to the Amsterdam-born, Pasadena-raised rocker – a song titled Distance through his new band, Mammoth WVH.

A portion of the proceeds will go to Eddie’s favorite charity Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which provides musical instruments to underfunded schools.

The accompanying Distance music video features home movies from Van Halen’s 20-year marriage to Wolf’s mother Valerie Bertinelli, which amicably ended in 2007.

The accompanying Distance music video features home movies from Van Halen's 20-year marriage to Wolf's mother Valerie Bertinelli, which amicably ended in 2007

The accompanying Distance music video features home movies from Van Halen’s 20-year marriage to Wolf’s mother Valerie Bertinelli, which amicably ended in 2007 

'OMG!' The 60-year-old Golden Globe winner proudly tweeted Monday about Distance quickly scoring the No. 2 spot on the iTunes chart

‘OMG!’ The 60-year-old Golden Globe winner proudly tweeted Monday about Distance quickly scoring the No. 2 spot on the iTunes chart

The 60-year-old Golden Globe winner proudly tweeted Monday about Distance quickly scoring the No. 2 spot on the iTunes chart.

‘There’s never going to be anybody like him again,’ the self-described introvert told Stern.

‘People have been so wonderful. Thank you to everyone for the support.’

The self-described introvert told Stern: 'There's never going to be anybody like him again...People have been so wonderful. Thank you to everyone for the support'

The self-described introvert told Stern: ‘There’s never going to be anybody like him again…People have been so wonderful. Thank you to everyone for the support’



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