Talk about blowing your chances.
A Tool fan literally didn't realize who he was talking to when he approached Eddie Van Halen to take a picture… of himself. Following Eddie's rare public appearance at the band's Los Angeles concert on Monday (October 21), his son Wolfgang took to Instagram to recall the hilarious encounter — which, fortunately for us, he caught on camera —his famous father had with a man who asked him to take his photo in front of the stage. Apparently, the guy didn't realize the cameraman who obliged his request is one of the greatest rockers of all-time.
"A guy asked my dad if he could take a picture of him with the stage behind him, having no idea who he just asked, and that was my favorite moment from the #Tool show last night," Wolfgang captioned the moment on IG alongside an image of the clueless fan throwing up the peace sign as his dad happily obliges to take the snapshot.
Eddie's unusual appearance comes weeks after it was learned that the 64-year-old Van Halen musician has been quietly flying abroad to undergo treatments for throat cancer. As fans know, the star was had previously been diagnosed with tongue cancer back in 2000, but later declared himself cancer-free as of 2002.
The cause of the disease remains unconfirmed to the public, though Eddie theorized his cancer diagnosis was the result of having kept brass and copper picks in his mouth over the years —however, doctors believe that conjecture is unlikely.
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