by VVN Music
Sometimes vagueness in a press release can be an annoyance. An artist will have "special guests" on their album, but who? Tickets go on sale "soon" but when?
Other times they leave a gaping hole that absolutely needs to be filled.
This afternoon, it was announced that Gregg Allman is currently at the Mayo Clinic being treated for "serious health issues". The combination of the hospital and the phrase used to describe his situation has left that gaping hole with the question of the condition of the guitar icon.
The announcement also states that Allman has cancelled his current tour and all festival dates, a total of 27 appearances, through October 16 when he is scheduled to play the Clearwater Jazz Festival.
The full announcement:
Gregg Allman has cancelled all tour dates starting with his appearance at Scranton, PA’s Peach Music Festival on August 12 and going through the Clearwater, FL Jazz Festival on October 16 due to serious health issues. He’s currently under his doctor’s care at the Mayo Clinic.Allman has had a number of health problems over the last decade. In 2007, he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, which he said came from a dirty tattoo needle. In 2008, it was discovered that he had three tumors in his liver leading to a transplant in 2010. The next year, he had to cancel part of a European tour for an upper respiratory condition that led to lung surgery. Finally, in 2012, he entered rehab for drug dependencies from his various health problems.
“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 says. “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.”
Allman’s first date back will be a performance at his very own Laid Back Festival at the Lakewood Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA, on October 29. All dates after that are currently confirmed to take place.