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Dickey Betts In “Critical But Stable Condition” After Freak Accident, To Undergo Brain Surgery On Friday

Today, The Herald Tribune announced that founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts has been admitted into the hospital after a freak accident at his home. Per the article, Betts was playing with his dog on Monday evening when he slipped and cracked his head, which has caused bleeding in his brain. The famed guitarist will undergo brain surgery on Friday to relieve swelling and Betts’ longtime manager, David Spero, told the media outlet that Betts was in “in critical but stable condition.”Donna is by her husband’s side with Dickey’s children. ‘The family appreciates all of your thoughts and prayers during this very trying time.” Donna said in a statement. “We are by his side giving him the strength to pull through this.”

This news comes after a few tumultuous weeks for Betts. A few weeks ago, Dickey Betts was forced to postpone three August tour dates due to health concerns following a mild stroke. After a three-week period of rest, last Friday, Betts announced that he was “raring to go” via his band’s Facebook page, and that “His recovery from his minor stroke is ahead of schedule and he has already started playing his guitar again.” According to the update at that time, “there will be a minimum of four shows in November including the makeup date for The Hampton Beach Casino. That show will now be November 9th, 2018.”

Read the official statement below:

We’re thinking of Dickey Betts and his family following this tragic accident. Here’s to a speedy recovery and sending you our love!