Wow, if this is true(see source), then Eddie Van Halen was closer to death than I had originally thought.  Watch out for the Master Cleanse my friend.

The National Enquirer reports that Eddie Van Halen was on the brink of death recently when he was admitted to the hospital in excruciating pain after drinking a cayenne-based diet concoction. Reports say his intestines "exploded."

Eddie's wife, Janie Liszewski and his ex-wife, Valerie Bertinelli feared the worst. His son, Wolfgang, kept a constant vigil.