Sammy Hagar Drops Eddie Van Halen Drug Bombshell

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Sammy Hagar recently reflected on being estranged from Eddie Van Halen for all those years after he was dismissed from Van Halen.

During a new interview with USA Today, Sammy said: “I cherish [Eddie] more than ever. What happened with us at the end was such a shame. It’s what happens when alcohol and drugs are involved, and I’m going through a divorce. It’s such a shame. If Van Halen were still together today, we’d be headlining every one of these festivals all over the world.”

“I miss his unique creativity,” Sammy added. “He’d play something and I’d go, ‘What? Where the hell did that come from?’ He was so out of left field, so original. That creativity always lifted me.”

Eddie died in October 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. The iconic Van Halen axeman passed away from complications due to cancer, his son confirmed.

Eddie died in October 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California. The iconic Van Halenaxeman passed away from complications due to cancer, his son confirmed.

Meanwhile, in his autobiography, “Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock”, Hagar slammed Eddie, saying the guitarist was unkempt, hunched over, frighteningly skinny, drinking wine straight out of a bottle, missing part of his tongue (after a cancer scare) and several teeth.

According to Sammy, Eddie never allowed his health or substance abuse issues to significantly affect his live performance. “Eddie always played great,” he said. “That’s the thing that used to make me mad, ’cause he could drink as much as he wanted, do anything he wanted and come out there and still play good. I’d be going, ‘This guy is making me mad.’ [Laughs]”

We also reported that Eddie Van Halen revealed a truth to hair metal guitarist.