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Ailing Gregg Allman Cancels Solo Tour

Tuesday, August 9th 2011 01:00

The legendary singer is ordered to rest for six weeks

Rolling Stone reports that, on his doctor's orders, Gregg Allman has cancelled all of his tour dates until 14 September. Allman - who received a successful liver transplant in 2010 - was also forced to pull some dates on his European tour two months ago due to an upper respiratory condition.

"His doctor hoped that with rest, he'd get better, but unfortunately the issue has persisted," his spokesperson said in a statement. "Treatment is going to involve several days of hospitalization and four to six weeks of bed rest at home. Allman continues to recover from his successful liver transplant and expects to return to touring in support of his highly acclaimed Low Country Blues album in the late fall."

Just over a week ago, the Allman Brothers headlined a show at New York's Beacon Theater that raised over a quarter million dollars for the American Liver Foundation and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable. "After my operation, I'm really just happy to be out playing," Allman told Rolling Stone last year. "I'm going to thank God every night for giving me more years to live."

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