As part of his continued recovery from Hepatitis C,Gregg Allman recently underwent a successful liver transplant operation at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. 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 – my doctors and nurses in the hospital and all the Allman Brothers fans – they’ve just all been great." The surgery the morning of June 23, after Allman was notified that an appropriate liver had been donated.
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, but chronic damage of his liver led to doctors recommending a transplant. "I changed my ways years ago, but we can’t turn back time," Allman said. " Every day is a gift, and I can’t wait to get back on the road making music with my friends."
Updates on his recovery will be posted on greggallman.com and allmanbrothersband.com.