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- Posted on Jun 23rd 2010 2:37PM by Mike Ayers
"I feel pretty good, considering everything that's happened," Allman said in a released statement. "Everybody involved here, my doctors and nurses in the hospital and all the Allman Brothers fans, they've just all been great."
Allman's surgery has forced the band to postpone their lone summer date: an appearance this weekend at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, Ill. "I changed my ways years ago," Allman said, "but we can't turn back time. Every day is a gift, and I can't wait to get back on the road making music with my friends."
Allman isn't the first musician from the freewheeling '60s era who's done battle with Hepatitis C. In 1998, the Grateful Dead's longtime bassist Phil Lesh underwent a similar, successful liver transplant as a result from Hepatitis C.
Still, it's been a rather up-and-down year for the Allmans. This past March, they were forced to cancel six of their 16 shows in New York City due to unforeseen family matters. However, they still managed to pull off a rousing headlining set at this year's Jazz Fest. With this latest news, it sounds like fans will have to wait a bit to hear that next epic 'Whipping Post,' But knowing Allman's dedication to the road, it shouldn't be too long.