Neil Young – Not Dying
Neil Young missed out playing at last week’s Juno Awards in Winnipeg because he was recovering from surgery to repair a brain aneurysm. Young noticed blurred vision after inducting Akron, OH native Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during ceremonies, which are held for no good reason in New York City. Doctors were able to operate and clip off the aneurysm, a weak place in a blood vessel or artery that is bad news if it bursts, and Young is expected to have a full recovery. In 1995, R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry suffered a brain aneurysm while on tour in Europe. After surgery, he recovered completely and later retired to his farm outside of Athens, GA.