Replacements’ Slim Dunlap Suffers Stroke


Guitarist joined the band in 1987 for Pleased to Meet Me and was a mainstay until the ‘mats split in ’91.

By Fred Mills

Minneapolis paper the Star Tribune is reporting that Slim Dunlap, late of the Replacements and still a musician on the Twin Cities scene, suffered a stroke this week and is intensive care. Wife Chrissie posted the details at Facebook:


“Bob is in the SICU at HCMC. I am not going to sugarcoat this —
this morning he suffered a right middle cerebral artery stroke. He then
fell and hit his head, resulting in a left vertebral artery dissection
and a right subarachnoid hemorrhage.

“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. They will be giving him more
tests tomorrow to determine the extent of the damage. I will try to post
updates as we learn more. Louie will be with him all night and I will
be back there tomorrow. We don’t need a thing but your good wishes for
his full recovery.”


Godspeed with that recovery, Slim.


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