Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen is battling cancer. The 44-year-old rocker — who previously denied that he had the disease — confirmed the news on the official Van Halen website; however, he did not identify the type of cancer he is suffering from. (According to The Associated Press, Van Halen underwent a preventive treatment for tongue cancer last May.) "I was told that I'm healthier than ever and beating cancer," his message read. "Although it's hard to say when, there's a good chance I will be cancer-free in the near future."