Gregg Allman ill, late summer tour canceled
Earlier this summer, Allman had to cancel four dates at the end of his European tour due to the same condition. His doctor hoped he would recover with enough rest to honor his Aug. 26 through Sept. 15 tour; however, Allman's medical issue has persisted.
Allman's treatment is going to involve several days of hospitalization and up to six weeks of bed rest at home.
The bluesman, who released his first solo album in more than a decade earlier this year, continues to recover from his successful liver transplant and expects to return to the road in the late fall. Some of the canceled summer dates will be rescheduled for later in the year.
In related news, Allman hosted a benefit for the "Tune in to Hep-C" campaign at the Beacon
Theatre on July 27. The event, which featured Natalie Cole, Phil Lesh, David Crosby and Graham Nash, raised more than a quarter million dollars to support the American Liver Foundation and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable.