Dickey Betts hospitalized after freak accident

Singer is in stable condition

Founding Allman Brothers Band singer/songwriter/guitarist Dickey Betts is in the hospital after a freak accident. The “Ramblin’ Man” singer slipped and cracked his head while playing with the family dog earlier this week. This caused bleeding from the brain.

Betts is listed in stable but critical condition at an undisclosed hospital in Florida as of Monday evening. Brain surgery is schedule for Friday to lift the swelling.

Dickey’s wife Donna and children are by his side. “The family appreciates all of your thoughts and prayers during this very trying time,” Donna states. “Dickey is a notorious fighter and he is displaying that now!”

Last month, Betts suffered a “mild stroke” at his Sarasota home and had to cancel upcoming tour dates. A few weeks later, manager David Spero announced Betts was responding “very well to treatment” and on September 14th posted to Betts’ social media pages that, “Dickey Betts is raring to go. His recovery from his minor stroke is ahead of schedule and he has already started playing his guitar again.”

As Betts heals from this accident, his November shows are canceled. More details as they become available.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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