Billy Talbot, bassist with Neil Young & Crazy Horse, has suffered a mild stroke, according to a report on Rolling Stone.
The story reports that Talbot will sit out the band’s forthcoming European tour dates.
“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’s place will be filled by Neil Young’s longtime bassist Rick Rosas.
Mahogany Blue’s Dorene Carter and YaDonna West will also join the tour, filling in for Talbot who also provided backing vocals.
The 70 year-old Talbot – who has not missed a single show with the group since their formation in 1968 – isn’t the first member of Crazy Horse to suffer health problems recently.
Last year, a batch of dates were cancelled because of an ongoing injury to guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro’s hand.
The Europe tour dates for Neil Young and Crazy Horse are:
July 07, Laugardalshöllin, Reykjavík, Iceland
July 10, Live At The Marquee, Cork, Ireland
July 12, Hyde Park, London, England
July 13, Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
July 15, KüçükÇiftlik Park, Istanbul, Turkey
July 17, Yarkon Park, Tel-Aviv, Israel
July 20, Münsterplatz, Ulm, Germany
July 21, Collisioni Festival, Barolo, Italy
July 23, Wiener Stadthalle, Wien, Austria
July 25, Warsteiner Hockeypark, Mönchengladbach, Germany
July 26, Filmnächte am Elbufer, Dresden, Germany
July 28, Zollhafen – Nordmole, Mainz, Germany
July 30, København Forum, København, Denmark
August 1, Bergenhus Festning – Koengen, Bergen, Norway
August 3, Stockholm Music & Arts Festival – Stockholm, Sweden
August 5, Lokerse Feesten, Lokeren, Belgium
August 7, Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival, Monaco, France
August 8, Foire aux Vins de Colmar, Colmar, France