Neil Young is in a New York hospital after suffering a "dangerous" brain aneurysm.

The 59-year-old rocker underwent a procedure to treat it on Tuesday night (29MAR05) and is expected to remain in hospital for a few more days, says his publicist BOB MERLIS.

DR PIERRE GOBIN, one of the doctors who performed the procedure, says, "Mr Young had a dangerous brain aneurysm and was treated successfully by the minimally invasive neuroradiology team here. He is now resting comfortably... but we strongly recommend that he not travel for several days."

Young had been expected to perform at tomorrow's (03APR05) JUNO AWARDS - the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards.

Young says, "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."

The aneurysm was discovered when Young's vision became blurry after attending the 14 March (05) induction ceremonies for the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME.

The veteran rocker is expected to resume normal activities soon, says Merlis.

02/04/2005 03:35