Dickey Betts Cancels Upcoming Shows Due To Illness

2014 has been a tough year health-wise for co-founding members of the Allman Brothers Band. The latest ailment was sustained by guitarist Dickey Betts. Betts recently underwent emergency eye surgery that has necessitated the cancellation of planned Dickey Betts & Great Southern dates in Copiague, NY on Friday night and in Enfield, CT on Saturday night.

Betts' manager, David Spero, shared the following note on Facebook:

Sorry to say that Dickey Betts had some unexpected eye surgery this morning and will cancel all of his upcoming shows until July 31st. He is back home and has to stay in the dark for 10 days. he had a detached retina and fluid started collecting under the retina. He just told me he is doing fine except for the burning in his eye.

We wish Betts a speedy and pain-free recovery.

[Published on: 7/9/14]

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