Infamous singer and founding guitarist of the “Allman Brothers,” Dickey Betts, is currently in critical condition following a “freak accident” at his Florida home Monday. According to a post on social media, Betts was out in his garden when, “while playing with the family dog,” he “slipped and cracked his head, causing bleeding from the brain.”
Due to the severity of Betts’ head injury, he will require brain surgery, which has been scheduled for this Friday. The 74-year-old is currently being sedated at an undisclosed local hospital as doctors fight to keep him stable.
Dickey Betts has been hospitalized due to a freak accident. Betts, the "Ramblin' Man" singer-songwriter and founding…
Betts has been plagued with health problems in recent weeks. Just last month, the “Ramblin Man” singer suffered a serious stroke. But incredibly, just a few weeks later, Dickey’s manager and longtime friend, David Spero, said the star was responding “very well to treatment.”
— Allman Brothers Band (@allmanbrothers) September 19, 2018
“Dickey Betts is raring to go,” Spero noted at the time. “His recovery from his minor stroke is ahead of schedule and he has already started playing his guitar again.”
Praying for Dickey Betts, his family and friends. #prayforDickeyBetts
— Last Chance Riders (@TLCRiders) September 19, 2018
Following the most recent health complication, it was noted that Betts’ upcoming November shows were “obviously being canceled.”
“It was just a few days ago that Dickey was telling me how excited he was to get back in front of the fans on November 1,” Spero said. “It is very unfortunate, for all involved, that we need to cancel those shows. Please add Dickey into your thoughts and prayers.”
Betts was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame back in 1995 for his work with the Allman Brothers.
Do pray for him at this tough time!