Neil Young turns 73 today, but the musician has faced a devastating loss of his Malibu home.
Young and his wife, Daryl Hannah, lost the property to forest fires raging in California.
The singer-songwriter lashed out against President Donald Trump for blaming the state of California for the fires:
“California is vulnerable — not because of poor forest management, as DT (our so-called president) would have us think,” he wrote on his website. “As a matter of fact this is not a forest fire that rages on as I write this. We are vulnerable because of Climate Change; the extreme weather events and our extended drought is part of it… Our temperatures are higher than ever here in our hottest summer on record. That has not helped. DT seems to be the Denier. (I’m holding back and not using the word liar just because it rhymes with denier.) It really is time for a reckoning with this unfit leader. Maybe our new Congress can help. I sure hope so.”
Young also stated:
“Firefighters have never seen anything like this in their lives. I have heard that said countless times in the past two days, and I have lost my home before to a California fire, now another.”
Young is referring to a blaze in 1978 when his Meeker Mansion home was lost in an arson fire.