Neil Young Bassist Billy Talbot Suffers Mild Stroke

Billy Talbot, bass player for Neil Young's Crazy Horse, suffered a mild stroke but is expected to recover fully. The bad news comes just as Young and Crazy Horse are prepping for a European tour.

"Talbot's doctors expect him to make a full recovery," the group said in a statement.

"They have advised Talbot to sit this tour out and recover his strength." Talbot, a founding member of the band, has never missed a gig since its formation in 1968.

For the month long trip, Talbot will be replaced by Rick Rosas, who has played with Young many times before.

The trek begins July 7 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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