Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dedicated to A Brother Whom We Hope will Fully Recover

As part of his continued recovery from Hepatitis C, rock and roll icon GREGG ALLMAN recently underwent a successful liver transplant operation at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.  The singer, keyboardist, songwriter and guitarist had been on a waiting list for the transplant and is looking forward to a speedy recovery.
“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. 
The transplant comes as a result of the artist’s previous battle with Hepatitis C, a liver disease. In late 2007, Allman began a series of treatments for his Hepatitis C, but chronic damage of his liver led to doctors recommending a transplant. “I changed my ways years ago,” Allman says, “but we can’t turn back time. Every day is a gift, and I can’t wait to get back on the road making music with my friends.”
 I had no idea that Greg's hepatitis was that bad. I was able to shake his hand backstage at one of the famous Beacon Theatre shows in 2001. He was nothing but gracious even though he didn't need to be. Here's hoping he gets back behind the  Hammond soon.  Greg, don't do what Papa John Phillips did and go out and get shitfaced for days after his liver transplant, famously exclaiming when asked about the escapades "Its brand new, what the hell."



  1. I did not know that. A friend of mine had a transplant about 10 years ago. Just because its new does not mean you can abuse it. The chance of rejection exists thru out your life with this foreign body. He hopefully will take heed and live a much cleaner life from here on out. Cant wait to see him behind the organ again too.

  2. Anonymous8:47 PM

    That old codger couldn't sing his way through a paper bag unless it had a Kilo of blow in it.

  3. Cmon. Are you one of those trolls who has an opinion lodged deep in your ass so you just had to fart it out here?

    Hey, radio listener. Greg doesn't even sing Ramblin' Man, that would be Dickey...and what have you done well consistently for the last 40 yrs?
    Do you work for clear channel, or did Greg bump your drunk dad out of the line for the liver he got?

  4. Wow! I had not heard this elsewhere, thanks for the info. I grew up listening to the Allman Brothers and LOVE Gregg's voice. I am sending good thoughts out to him for a healthy recovery.