Eddie Van Halen Responds to Jason Becker's Challenge

Eddie did not ignore Jason Becker's Air Bucket Challenge.

While many of us were drowning in ALS ice bucket challenge videos last month, Jason Becker's was in a class by itself. See it here.

At the end of the video, Jason challenges David Lee Roth, John Mayer and Eddie Van Halen.

Roth announced on his Facebook page that he made a donation. Mayer accepted the challenge, made a heartfelt tribute and submitted to the ice bucket. Here's what Mayer did.

Then we waited for Eddie's response. And waited.

In a statement made on his Facebook page this afternoon, Jason wanted fans to know that Eddie didn't need to go under the bucket to step up.