Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Dickey Betts recovering from brain surgery following accident

Former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is recovering following brain surgery last Friday after injuring himself recently in an accident at his Sarasota, FL home.

“Dickey Betts and his family want everyone to know that his surgery was a success,” read a post by his manager David Spero on social media sites for both the Dickey Betts Band and The Allman Brothers Band. “The outpouring of support from all over the world has been overwhelming and amazing. We are so appreciative. Thank you all so much for your wonderful thoughts and prayers. We will keep you updated.”

Spero revealed last week that the guitarist was hospitalized after injuring himself while playing with his dog in the backyard when he slipped and hit his head, referring to the incident as a ”freak accident.”

The Allman Brothers shared the latest news on Betts via Facebook on Tuesday, writing: “An update from David Spero: Donna just texted me that Dickey is ‘Off the respirator and doing great! Talking, laughing and, of course, complaining!’ We thank you all for your love and prayers. He still has a ways to go.”

A cofounding member of the Allman Brothers Band, Betts wrote the group’s only US Top 10 hit with 1973’s “Ramblin’ Man”, while the 1973 instrumental, “Jessica”, won them a Grammy Award in 1996; he served several stints with the legendary southern rockers before leaving for good in 2000.

Betts, who had recently returned to live action this year, was forced to postpone a series of concerts last month after suffering what doctors referred to as a “mild stroke”; Spero confirmed that all scheduled fall dates would be cancelled following the injury as the musician deals with recovery in the months ahead.

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