Eddie Van Halen’s ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli recently discussed his final weeks in her new book ‘Enough Already: Learning To Love The Way I Am Today.’ Eddie had listened to an early version of his son Wolfgang’s album ‘Mammoth WVH’ in the hospital before he died. Eddie Van Halen’s last words on his death bed were also previously revealed.
Valerie Bertinelli opens up on Eddie Van Halen
Eddie had suffered a stroke and things were progressing. Valerie wrote in the book that Wolfgang told her that he doesn’t know how much time was left after a stroke. It was quite a disheartening moment, and shortly afterward Ed had a visit from the doctor who told them that there was not much more that they can do, but it was up to Eddie, that if he wanted, he could carry on with his fight.
Despite the stroke, Ed was able to answer without any reluctance. It was noted that he even wanted to keep fighting. For the next week and a half, Valerie, Wolf, and Alex (Eddie’s brother and Van Halen bandmate) and Janie (his second wife) took shifts and they were beside the music icon constantly. They were not willing to leave him alone.
Wolf and Eddie had listened to Wolf’s new music and it made him happy. It was also revealed that prior to the stroke, Valerie came to the hospital to visit Ed and he was in his underwear, brushing his teeth and bobbing his head along to Wolf’s music which was blasting through speakers at a level that the hospital had probably not experienced before.
It was quite a recount of the story. Eddie Van Halen, passed away in 2020 at age 65 from cancer. Van Halen is widely regarded as one of the most influential rock guitarists of all time.