Gregg Allman Has Not Entered Hospice Care, Manager Insists

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Reports of Gregg Allman entering hospice care are untrue, his manager told Variety via a representative on Monday. His comment was soon followed by a post on Allman’s Facebook page, which reads:

“A message from Gregg: ‘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’ ‘ “

In other words: Not in a hospice.

Rumors circulating over the weekend were soundly denied by Allman’s manager through his publicist, but on Monday a report from the radio station 97X in Davenport, Iowa was picked up by Relix magazine’s website, which gave it a higher profile. Travis Tritt was among many sending the veteran rocker his best wishes via Twitter.

Allman, 69, has suffered a number of ailments in recent years, including an irregular heartbeat, a respiratory infection, a hernia and a liver transplant. In March cancelled all 2017 tour dates, citing undisclosed health reasons. Some of those dates were rescheduled from January, which he’d cancelled in November citing a need for vocal rest; several dates last summer were cancelled as well.  The veteran rocker suffered from drug and alcohol abuse earlier in his career, and entered rehab for medication treatment as recently as 2012.

For his work with the Allman Brothers, the legendary band he cofounded with his late brother Duane, and as a solo artist, Allman is one of the leading lights of Southern Rock. While the group’s greatest work was done before and shortly after Duane’s death in 1971, they stayed together, off and on, over 45 years and remain a singular influence on Southern rock and jam-band musicians. They were a top-drawing touring outfit until October 2014, when the group finally closed the book on their career with a series of dates at their longtime favorite venue, New York’s Beacon Theatre.

Allman’s solo career always played second to that of the band, but he enjoyed solo success with 1973’s “Laid Back” and 1987’s “I’m No Angel,” both of which were certified gold. In 2011 he released an unexpectedly strong album entitled “Low Country Blues” that was produced by T Bone Burnett (Alison Krauss/Robert Plant, Los Lobos, Elvis Costello, “O Brother Where Art Thou?”), who, along with instrumentalists like pianist Dr. John and guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, brought Allman back to his gutsy roots with stellar results.

Allman’s most recent solo release is a 2015 live album titled “Live: Back to Macon, GA,” the Allman Brothers Band’s original home base.

 

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    1. PJ Campbell says:

      Sadly, the best leave this world all too soon. The Allman brothers are together again Jamming in Heaven.. R.I.P to all of the greatest musicians who have left us long before we were ready to let them go..

    2. HeywoodJablowme says:

      I’ll never forgive him for hooking up with Cher. lol!

    3. lenazink says:

      There is a penalty phase for what we have done to our bodies…..it isn’t a judgment it is just a reality…people have sucked what they needed from Greg …but where were you when it hurt or he was frightened….now he is doing his karma thing and he will perhaps soon be free of his pain, in his soul, body, and mind……no one gets to judge him now..but God!

    4. bruce dimo says:

      i lost all respect when he snitched everyone out because his dumb butt got busted for coke.
      i don’t like coke dealers but i dislike rats more.

      • PRai says:

        Wow, that happened over 40 years ago and his bandmates, who swore they’d NEVER play with him again, did, over many years. You need to read Alan Paul’s great book “One Way Out”; in one section he goes into great detail about what happened. Its not what you think it is. Sad you’re so close-minded.

      • Greg says:

        OK, so he like yourself, is not a perfect human. He will be the first to admit he made a number of poor choices in his life. He is entitled to forgiveness, as are you. He is not your judge, nor are you his. His life touched and meant a lot to a lot of people. It doesn’t take a wise man to point out how others fail.

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