[lastfm]Gregg Allman[/lastfm] underwent a liver transplant at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, on Wednesday morning. The 62-year-old rock legend has been receiving treatment for Hepatitis C since 2007.
Shortly after being diagnosed, Allman told Billboard that the hepatitis “was laying dormant for awhile and just kind of crept up on me. I was worn out. I had to sleep 10 or 11 hours a day to play two or three (hours). It’s just one of those things that sneaks up on you and will just kind of ride you for as long as you don’t know you have it.”
“I feel pretty good, considering everything that’s happened,” Allman said in a statement after the operation. “Everybody involved here, my doctors and nurses in the hospital and all the Allman Brothers fans, they’ve just all been great . . . All I can say is ‘thanks.'”
There is no word yet on Allman’s long-term prognosis or when he will return to the stage