The guitar hero says he's been given a clean bill of health...

EDDIE VAN HALEN has announced he is now “100%” free of the cancer he was diagnosed with.

As previously reported, Van Halen has been battling with the potentially fatal disease over the last year. However, in a statement on his official website,, he said the treatment has worked and he currently has a “100% clean bill of health”.

He wrote: “I know I promised I’d get back to you and I’m sorry for the delay but I wanted to let you all know that I’ve just gotten a 100% clean bill of health – from head to toe. I wanted to share the good news with you immediately. And of course, I thank you all for all your good wishes and prayers along the way. Now it’s time to really get back to the music and fun… party on and you’ll be hearing from us very soon.”