Allman Brothers Band Guitarist Dickey Betts Hospitalized After Freak Head Injury

Musician Dickey Betts will be in critical condition after suffering a freak head injury at his home in Osprey, Florida. Bett’s manager confirmed the news to ET on Wednesday.

The guitarist, who will be best known for being a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, was playing with the family dog in their backyard on Little Sarasota Bay when he slipped as well as fell, injuring his head, according to a statement posted to his website.

The artist was rushed to an undisclosed local hospital as well as will be scheduled to undergo brain surgery to relieve swelling as well as pressure on Friday.

“The family appreciates all your thoughts as well as prayers during This particular very trying time,” Betts’ wife, Donna, said in a statement posted to social media. “Dickey will be a notorious fighter as well as he will be displaying that will at This particular point!”

within the wake of his life-threatening accident, several of Betts’ upcoming shows have been postponed.

The incident comes several weeks after Betts reportedly suffered a mild stroke at his home, which also led to the cancellation of several shows.

Betts was inducted into the Rock as well as Roll in 1995, along with the additional members of The Allman Brothers Band, as well as will be recognized among the greatest rock guitarists of all time.

Betts’ hospitalization comes nearly a year as well as a half after his former bandmate Gregg Allman died at the age of 69 at his home in Savannah, Georgia on May 27, 2017. Watch the video below for more on Allman’s life as well as legacy.

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