Neil Young's Illness Is "Nothing Major," According to His Team
He was forced to cancel his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame appearance this week
Published Apr 06, 2017Yesterday (April 5), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced a change in presenters ahead of tomorrow's induction ceremony, with Neil Young bowing out due to illness. Now, the famed songwriter's representatives have said his absence is no cause for concern.
As a rep for Young told Pitchfork, the rocker has not been feeling well, but his reported illness is "nothing major." The "godfather of grunge" was slated to induct Pearl Jam into the Hall of Fame tomorrow (April 7). David Letterman will induct Pearl Jam in his stead.
In reaction to concerned fans, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said that "it's great of David to step in and we're keeping Neil in our thoughts." The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on April 7 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
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