Friday, April 27, 2012

Gregg Allman delays book tour for heart tests

Gregg Allman has postponed the start of a book tour to promote his new memoir, “My Cross To Bear,” which is due May 1.

Rolling Stone reports Gregg will undergo diagnostic cardiac testing Friday (today) at the Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida to determine whether he needs additional care stemming from his recent hernia operation. Allman received a liver transplant at the same facility back in 2010.

"I've been working on the book for years and am grateful for all the support I've received in putting it together," said Allman in a statement. "As soon as doctors give me the thumbs up to go back on the road, I will be heading out onto my book tour and I can’t wait to meet all of my fans."

Gregg was set to appear on The Colbert Report and Piers Morgan Tonight.

For more on Gregg’s book, click here.

Allman's summer tour with the Allman Brothers Band is not expected to be affected by this testing. The band recently sold out a run of concerts at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan and will announce more tour dates on May 1st.

The Allman Brothers Band The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band – It’s Not My Cross To Bear (1969)

See also:

Gregg Allman autobiography due May 1
Allman Brothers Band announce 2012 Beacon Theatre dates
Allman Brothers Band to receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
Gregg Allman receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Gregg Allman cancels tour dates for medical reasons
Gregg Allman gets book deal
Gregg Allman talks Low Country Blues
VIDEO: Gregg Allman on A&E Private Sessions
VIDEO: Gregg Allman rocks Letterman
Allman Brothers Band 1971 archive rerelease set for January
Gregg Allman’s 1st solo album in 14 years due in January