Neil Young Leaves Hospital After Brain Surgery

Rocker is expected to go back to Nashville next week to continue work on album.

A week after undergoing brain surgery to correct an aneurysm, legendary rocker Neil Young has left a New York hospital and is recuperating.

“He’s expected to make a full recovery and the doctors said he’s doing very well,” spokesperson Bob Merlis said. The 59-year-old Young plans to rest for a week in New York and then return to Nashville to continue work on his latest album.

Young, who, during his four-decade career was a member of Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and has also been a formidable solo artist, first realized something was wrong when his vision became blurry at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 14 (see “Fanboy Timberlake, Humble Bono Charm At Rock Hall Induction” ). He returned to Nashville for a week of recording following the diagnosis and underwent surgery on March 29 at a New York hospital to correct what Merlis said doctors described as a “vascular anomaly.”

Young was slated to perform at Canada’s Juno Awards on Sunday night, but instead watched the event from the Canadian consulate in New York. Merlis said no other information is available on Young’s upcoming album, the follow-up to his 2003 concept LP, Greendale.