Soul singer NATHANIEL MAYER is expected to make a good recovery after suffering a life-threatening stroke.
The 64-year-old star was struck down by a brain haemorrhage on 13 April (08) and rushed to a Detroit, Michigan hospital, where his condition is said to be improving.
Mayer now faces a long battle to regain control of his speech and motor skills.
But according to a post on his Myspace internet page, doctors have given Mayer a positive prognosis.
The statement reads, "Nathaniel is still in the hospital, slowly recovering from the stroke. His right side and speech have been affected. He is more alert now, and though speech and movement are difficult for him at the moment, the slight improvements he's made are encouraging.
"The X-rays reveal that the damage from the stroke was limited to a small area, so the doctors think a considerable recovery is possible."