Slideshow posted in Photos | Wednesday, December 01, 2010
'And I certainly didn't do it to party,' he added. 'I would do blow and I would drink and then I would go to my room and write music.'
Eddie Van Halen underwent several stints in rehab and also became addicted to an anti-anxiety drug while in treatment in 2007. He then had to be weaned off the prescription medication. He told Esquire he was put on antidepressants and spent most of 2008 watching television.
(Pictured: Eddie Van Halen performs during a Van Halen concert at Madison Square Garden on March 1, 2012 in New York.) (AP Photo / Jason DeCrow)