Dickey Betts, the founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist, has been hospitalized following a “freak accident” at his dwelling in Little Sarasota Bay, Florida, on Monday.
In keeping with an announcement posted on social media and his web site Wednesday, the “Ramblin’ Man” singer-songwriter was in his yard enjoying with the household canine when he “slipped and cracked his head,” which finally triggered “bleeding from the mind.”
The 74-year-old was sedated at an undisclosed native hospital, and mind surgical procedure to alleviate swelling has been scheduled for Friday, the assertion famous.
Betts’ longtime good friend and supervisor, David Spero, added that the star is in “crucial however secure situation.”
“The household appreciates your entire ideas and prayers throughout this very attempting time,” Betts’ spouse, Donna, mentioned within the assertion. “Dickey is a infamous fighter and he’s displaying that now!”
In August, Betts needed to cancel tour dates after struggling a “gentle stroke” at his Sarasota dwelling. On Sept. 14, Spero introduced that Betts was “raring to go” as he was set to return on tour later this yr.
“It was just some days in the past that Dickey was telling me how excited he was to get again in entrance of the followers on November 1,” Spero mentioned.
“It is vitally unlucky, for all concerned, that we have to cancel these exhibits. Please add Dickey into your ideas and prayers.”