Briefly: Gregg Allman Receives New Liver

Earlier this morning Allman Brothers Band founding member and keyboardist Gregg Allman underwent successful liver transplant surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL. Allman, whose fight with Hepatitis C forced the Allman Brothers to cancel a number of shows in 2007, including their annual Beacon run, had been on the waiting list for a new liver after doctors recommended it because of chronic damage to his original liver.

Here’s the official statement from Gregg…

“I feel pretty good, considering everything that’s happened,” says ALLMAN, who co-founded the Allman Brothers Band in 1969. “Everybody involved here, my doctors and nurses in the hospital and all the Allman Brothers fans, they’ve just all been great.” The surgery took place this morning (June 23) after ALLMAN was notified that an appropriate liver had been donated. “All I can really say is ‘thanks,’” the singer says with gratitude.

As a result of the surgery, the Allman Brothers Band has canceled their appearance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago on Saturday, though guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will still perform. We here at HT want to wish Gregg a speedy recovery and a quick return to the road, and look forward to seeing him behind the B3 real soon.

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6 Responses

  1. Good Luck to you Greg. Live clean and stay well. I saw your concert tonight in Morristown, nj You sounded great and enjoyed listening to your songs from your new cd. Your son has a good voice too. The concert was Great! See you at the Beacon. Reguards, Marianna

  2. All i can say im a wee bit younger than gregg, Im 50, He and I go way back, said hey to him on the street in Macon ga. Got to give him my harley bandana many years later at lakewook. His music is my soul music, These Days.

    Love Always

  3. Having the Hep.C virus myself, i am excited that you recieved a transplant and are thriving.I saw you and the band when you played at Grant Park in Atlanta,and throughout my life at different venues here in the South.Keep healthy and playin those great tunes. Your music keeps great memories alive. Live long and healthy. Ginger G.

  4. A native of So. Cal. I had the prvilage of living in the south (North Georgia) for about six years. Although I’m only 32 years old I grew up listening to your music through my folks and still do to this day. I also have Hep. C due to a 13 year battle with junk. I am now clean but I know the virus will one day take it’s toll. It’s awesome you got this transplant, stay clean and keep rockin’

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