Guitarist Dickey Betts, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, suffered a minor stroke and has postponed the next three shows on his tour.
A statement from his office says he "recently experienced what his doctors called a mild stroke. Yesterday (Thursday), he was strongly advised to give himself more time to recuperate. Doctors have assured Betts that after three to five weeks of physical rehab on his right arm and hand he will be 100 percent recovered and can resume his touring schedule."
His manager David Spero says, "Dickey really regrets that he can’t be there for his fans, but he has to take care of his health first.”
The postponed shows are August 28th in Syracuse, New York; August 30th in Wallingford, Connecticut; and August 31st in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. As of now, his tour will resume November 1st in Augusta, Georgia.