Former Replacements guitarist and beloved singer-songwriter Bob “Slim” Dunlap is in the hospital this week recovering from a serious stroke, which he suffered on Monday morning. According to his wife, Chrissie, he was admitted to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at HCMC after suffering “a right middle cerebral artery stroke.”
Dunlap performed with the Replacements from 1987 until their breakup in 1991, filling in for guitarist Bob Stinson after he left the group, and went on to release two solo albums, The Old New Me and Time Like This. The title track for the latter release is serving as a bittersweet comfort for friends and fans reeling from the news of his illness this week.
You can find out more about his condition, and his recovery, by reading The Local Current blog.