Neil Young To Make Full Recovery

Published: 2005-04-06
Last week, one of rock music's biggest icons, Neil Young, underwent brain surgery for an aneurysm. According to Bob Merlis, Young's spokesman, the singer is "expected to make a full recovery and the doctors said he's doing very well." Young first noticed a problem during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 14th, when his vision became blurry.

Due to his surgery in New York last week, the Toronto-born, Winnipeg-grown singer was unable to attend the Juno Awards this past Sunday (April 3rd). Obviously, Young's health is much more important than attending the award show, but nonetheless, he was one of the most anticipated performers on the bill; k.d. lang did a spectacular job of filling in his giant shoes with an inspired performance of his song "Helpless".

In a statement issued before the Junos, Young expressed his regret at not being able to attend: "I'm really disappointed that I won't be able to make it to Winnipeg for the Junos as I had hoped. I grew up there and was really looking forward to the show as well as spending some time with my old friends and family. Thanks to my doctors, I'm feeling a lot better now so I hope I can get a rain check."

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt



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