I read today about Buckingham and his surgery. Voice could be gone. Feel bad for him. I guess all the stuff pertaining to tour and being replaced did not help at all. Still think Neil and gentleman from Heartbreakers should have really thought about this....the aspect of replacing another artist in the band and just the all around respect pertaining to that. I know money was a drawing factor but should have looked at this deeper in my opinion. It would almost be like Crowded House going on the road and a main member, even Neil, being replaced. At least that is what it seems..unless somehow my thinking is wrong but I can’t look at this differently unfortunately.
I agree with many of your points, but I think Lindsey was headed for heart trouble at some point anyway, considering his family history. But I agree, the stress of how he was treated over the past year probably did not help his health.