Tyler Glenn, the formidable frontman for the Neon Trees, took to Instagram on November 23, to share that he is in the hospital recovering from a stroke that “resulted in a retina occlusion” in the singer's right eye.
The artist shared images of himself lying in a hospital bed with his mom by his side. Alongside the series of photos Glenn writes, “Hey everyone, I have some freaky news. Last week, I suffered a stroke that resulted in a retina occlusion in my right eye. I woke up Thursday foggy and not seeing clearly out of my right eye. Something resembling a greyish cloud was obstructing my vision. Unfortunately, I waited the day to see if it would improve, googling my symptoms till I spiraled from possibilities. The next morning, still having the vision problem, I went to see an ophthalmologist who alerted me to the retinal edema in the small artery of my eye. It wasn’t just an eye floater like I’d presumed and hoped. He informed me I had had a stroke, and that I should immediately go to the hospital.”
After undergoing neurological and cardiology tests the 36-year-old singer is awaiting lab results but shares he has a “clean bill of health in my heart and blood.” He adds, “ I still have the 'cloud' in my right eye, which I’m told could eventually dissipate, or my eyes could adapt. I’m grateful for my Mom, who was able to be by my side for this scary ordeal.”
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Tyler is particularly candid in these posts as a means to advocate for the idea of listening to your body. Glenn writes, “If you ever feel or experience something in your body that feels off, please don’t wait to get it checked out. You always assume it can’t happen to you until it does. X Tyler.”