The Eagles have notified the Kennedy Center that the group wants to defer their scheduled December 6 Honor until next year because Glenn Frey is facing major surgery and a lengthy recovery period. The guitarist is reportedly going to have the operation to address intestinal problems that have caused health issues for him in the past. Frey has attributed his gastro issues to years of abuse during the band's heavy partying days in the 70's and early 80's. A portion of an intestine was removed in 1990, delaying a planned reunion of the band several months. A case of Diverticulitis also interrupted the 1994 Hell Freezes Over tour.