Neil Young was treated for a brain aneurysm in New York last Tuesday. “He is now resting comfortably and has made a full recovery,” one of Young’s surgeons, Dr. Pierre Gobin, said of the fifty-nine-year-old rock legend. Young first became aware of a problem when his vision became blurry during the March 14th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
A founding member of California folk rockers Buffalo Springfield (with Stephen Stills), Toronto-born Young went solo in 1968 and performing and recording new material through the late Nineties, often with his garage band Crazy Horse. In the early Seventies, he collaborated with Crosby, Stills and Nash, under the moniker Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. His solo records include the classics After the Gold Rush (1970) and Harvest (1972).
His recovery forced Young to cancel his appearance at Canada’s Juno Awards on Saturday night. “I was really looking forward to the show,” Young said in a statement. “Thanks to my doctors, I’m feeling a lot better now so I hope I can get a rain check.”
Young is currently recovering at New York’s Weill Cornell Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery.