Eddie Van Halen revealed recently that the reason he got cancer in his tongue back in the early 2000s was because he spent so much time with a metal guitar pick in his mouth during his younger years.
I find it hilarious that Van Halen, a guy smoked cigarettes up until he had to get his tongue removed blames the cancer on a metal pick. He claims he kept the pick in the exact place the cancer effected him. Here’s the exact quote.
“I used metal picks — they’re brass and copper — which I always held in my mouth, in the exact place where I got the tongue cancer. Plus, I basically live in a recording studio that’s filled with electromagnetic energy. So that’s one theory. I mean, I was smoking and doing a lot of drugs and a lot of everything. But at the same time, my lungs are totally clear. This is just my own theory, but the doctors say it’s possible.”
Dr. Tom Micklewright was interviewed after this comment and said that Van Halen’s claims we very unlikely.
So here’s the question of the day TGO, what would you put in your mouth if you wanted to get tongue cancer?