News Gregg Allman Cancels Tour Dates Over 'Serious Health Issues'

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    Gregg Allman Cancels Tour Dates Over 'Serious Health Issues'
    8/5/2016 by Chris Payne

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      Gregg Allman performs at Skirball Cultural Center on Sept. 24, 2015 in Los Angeles.
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      On Friday (Aug. 5), venerable Allman Brother/Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman canceled all his tour dates through mid-October as he battles what a press release calls “serious health issues.”

      The 68-year old is currently being treated by the Mayo Clinic. No further details were given on his condition.

      The string of axed dates begins with his Aug. 12 show at Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Peach Music Festival and concludes with an Oct. 16 performance in Clearwater, Florida. He’s promised to return October 29 for his own Laid Back Festival in Atlanta, with all shows after that on as scheduled.

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      Unfortunately, Allman has publicly struggled with his health in recent years. His 2012 book My Cross to Bear discusses his battle with Hepatitis C, which he contracted through a tattoo needle decades earlier. That same year, he was forced to miss parts of a 10-night residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre over bulging discs in his back. In 2011, he was forced to cancel tour dates over an upper respiratory condition, for which he eventually required lung surgery. In 2010, he underwent liver transplant surgery. He gave up alcohol in 1995 after a long period of inebriation during his Rock Hall induction led him to enter a rehab program.

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      “I want to thank my fans and friends for supporting me while I rest up and focus on getting better and back on the road as soon as I can," Allman said in the press release. "I've been working hard with my band, my pride and joy, to play our music for everyone. We'll see y'all in October."

      His last solo album was 2011’s Low Country Blues, though he hinted earlier this year he is working on new music with Don Was, which he hopes to share in early 2017.
     
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    That's all man.
     
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    Tell him to eat a peach
     
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    He's what.....80?
     
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    His brother has that covered.................
     
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    Might be time to start writing him a beautiful note.
     
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    Went to see him a few years ago - still does a good concert .
     
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    Tattoo needle? :rolleyes:
     
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    Mayo Clinic= cancer

    I was personally never a fan of his music, but he's probably a legend in the south.

    When it happens, RIP funnyman
     
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    I took this on May 19th this year.
    Gregg sounded excellent.

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    Gregg Allman is still alive? :wtf:
     
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    In his book he talks about getting tattooed in some seedy dirty place back in the 70's.
    Claims that's where he got the Hep C.

    Saw him back in May. He really looked old and frail.
    Still has the pipes.
    Overall, it was a good show.
     
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    Howard still has time to write him a letter
     
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    That's 265 in musician years
     
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    Might have to throw on my Fillmore record
     
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    He probably ate a bad peach.
     
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    Saw the Allman Brothers several times with various lineups. The earliest was 1973 at the Winter Garden... They never fail to amaze. Consummate Musicians which is sorely lacking nowadays.
     
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