Despite rumors of him entering hospice care, Gregg Allman took to Facebook to put his fans at ease, posting, “Hey everyone. I just wanted y’all to know that I’m currently home in Savannah resting on my doctor’s orders. I want to thank you for all the love that you are sending. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Keep Rockin.'”
The rumor started yesterday (April 24th) when a radio station in Davenport, Iowa posted that Allman was in hospice, which was then run by Relix magazine’s website — and was soon after pulled down after a bashing by fans on its Facebook page for running an unsubstantiated report. Country star Travis Tritt went public sending well wishes to Allman via Twitter.
Last month, Allman’s health issues once again forced him off the road. A message was posted in the tour section of the GreggAllman.com website stating: “Gregg Cancels Tour Dates — It has been determined that Gregg will not be touring in 2017. For those of you who purchased tickets for shows in June, contact the ticket outlet from where you purchased the tickets for a refund.”
Last February, it was announced Allman was wrapping up work on his new album, Southern Blood, the long-awaited followup to his 2011 Grammy-nominated set, Low Country Blues. Allman posted a note announcing the news and a teaser video showing clips from a session at Muscle Shoals, Alabama’s legendary FAME Recording Studio. The info on the site read: “Gregg Allman is working on the finishing touches for his new album, Southern Blood, produced by Don Was and to be released by Rounder Records.” No release date has been announced.
The legendary keyboardist has long been at the mercy of his health issues, especially after receiving a liver transplant in 2010.
Gregg Allman told us that from the moment you’re discharged from the hospital, things are never quite the same: “Listen, you have a whole rule book when you leave the hospital of what you can’t eat anymore. You take these anti-rejection pills every day — twice. And that’s not the easiest thing to do. I mean, every single day. And they have to be, like, 12 hours apart. So if you wake up in the morning and you take your pills at nine, then you’re going to wanna take ’em that night at nine. But you have to stay in about a three-hour parameter — make it two, actually.”
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