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NASHVILLE, TN - MAY 19: Recording Artist Dickey Betts at the press confrence for the Gibson Custom Southern Rock tribute 1959 Les Paul at the Gibson Guitar Factory on May 19, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Webster PR)

Allman Brother Band founding guitarist Dickey Betts is currently in “critical, but stable condition” after falling on his property and sustaining a serious head injury.

Per the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Betts was in his backyard playing with his dog on Monday (September 17) when he slipped and cracked his head, which caused bleeding in his brain.  He is scheduled for brain surgery tomorrow (September 21) to reduce the swelling.  

Betts’ wife, Donna, said to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, “The family appreciates all of your thoughts and prayers during this very trying time. Dickey is a notorious fighter and he is displaying that now.”

Our thoughts are with Betts and his family as he enters surgery, and we wish him a speedy recovery.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.