Dickey Betts, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, is in critical condition following “freak accident” at his Sarasota home.
According to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, the 74-year-old Betts “while playing with the family dog, slipped and cracked his head, causing bleeding from the brain.” His manager, David Spero, said Betts is currently listed as being in “stable but critical condition.” He’s set to undergo brain surgery on Friday to relieve swelling.
“It was just a few days ago that Dickey was telling me how excited he was to get back in front of the fans,” Spero added. “It is very unfortunate, for all involved, that we need to cancel those shows. Please add Dickey into your thoughts and prayers. I’ll keep everyone updated on his expected progress.”