Arts & Music
Gregg Allman undergoes successful liver transplant
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gregg Allman has a new liver. The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer's manager says he underwent a successful liver transplant surgery Wednesday morning at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla. Allman began treatment for Hepatitis C in 2007 but chronic damage to his liver led to the transplant. He had been on the waiting list until doctors found a suitable liver. Allman's personal manager, Michael Lehman, told The Associated Press in a phone interview that Allman got the call late Tuesday afternoon and drove to Jacksonville from his home near Savannah, Ga., for the early morning surgery.The singer, keyboardist and guitarist co-founded The Allman Brothers Band in 1969. Lehman says he could be back on the road by November.
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