Neil Young is recovering from surgery on Tuesday to address a brain aneurysm. After performing with the Pretenders on March 14 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in New York, the artist experienced what his publicist describes as “visual field disturbances,” and an MRI scan revealed the source of the problem.
Rather than have surgery immediately, Young spent the next week in Nashville recording for an as-yet-unrevealed project. Tuesday’s procedure has been called “a complete success,” and Young is expected to make a full recovery. However, the artist has been forced to cancel his planned Sunday (April 3) appearance at Canada’s Juno Awards while he recuperates.
“I grew up [in Winnipeg] and was really looking forward to the show as well as spending some time with my old friends and family,” 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.”