Eddie Van Halen has gotten a clean bill of health from his doctors, according to a post yesterday (May 7) by the guitarist on the official Van Halen Web site. In the post, Van Halen -- who has been ba

Eddie Van Halen has gotten a clean bill of health from his doctors, according to a post yesterday (May 7) by the guitarist on the official Van Halen Web site. In the post, Van Halen -- who has been battling cancer of the tongue since 2000 -- wrote, "I wanted to let you all know that I've gotten a clean bill of health -- from head to toe."

He said, "I wanted to share the good news with you immediately. And of course thank you all for your good wishes and prayers along the way. Now it's time to really get back to the music and fun ... so party on and you'll be hearing from us very soon. All my love, Eddie."

Van Halen's health problems have kept the group dormant since 1998's "Van Halen 3" album, which was recorded with third vocalist and Extreme alum Gary Cherone. Having ousted Cherone, as well as previous frontmen David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar, the hard rock outfit is currently without a singer. As first reported here in February, Van Halen is also without a label, having exited longtime home Warner Bros.

In a bizarre twist, Roth and Hagar plan to run through Van Halen classics as touring mates on the upcoming Sam and Dave Tour, which launches May 29 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.