Replacements Guitarist Slim Dunlap Hospitalized Following Stroke
Published Feb 21, 2012The Replacements have frequently contemplated reuniting in recent years, but a possible comeback from the beloved group just suffered a major setback as guitarist Slim Dunlap is currently in the hospital following a major stroke.
Minnesota's 89.3 The Current [via The Daily Swarm] reports that Dunlap (prominent centre in the photo above) landed in the ICU at Minneapolis, MN's Hennepin County Medical Center following a "right middle cerebral artery stroke" on Monday (February 20).
Dunlap's wife Chrissie wrote on Facebook that her husband "fell and hit his head, resulting in a left vertebral artery dissection and a right subarachnoid haemorrhage. The good news is that he is sharp and aware, his speech is fine, and all of the nurses and doctors have commented on his unique sense of humor. The bad news is that he cannot move the right side of his body and will be in for some serious rehab."
In other words, we probably shouldn't expect to see Slim playing guitar -- with or without the Replacements -- anytime soon.
Slim originally joined the Replacements in 1987 following the departure of original guitarist Bob Stinson. Slim played on the albums Don't Tell a Soul (1989) and All Shook Down prior to the band's breakup in 1991. He went on to record a pair of solo albums, 1993's The Old New Me and 1996's Times Like This.