Ailing Rocker Greg Allman Refutes Reports He’s In Hospice Care

Legendary Allman Brothers singer Greg Allman has taken to social media to deny reports that he’s entered a hospice, issuing a statement declaring that he’s currently resting at his home in Georgia.

The first outlet to report the ailing rock icon’s health had taken a dire turn was an Iowa radio station, which based its story on an unconfirmed report on Facebook. The story was then picked up by other sources, and began making the rounds on the internet and led numerous fans — including country star Travis Tritt — to Twitter to send Allman their prayers and best wishes.

Allman has been battling unspecified health problems for the past few years, including a 2010 liver transplant, although he’s kept details of his ailments private. However, Rolling Stone reminds that Allman cancelled 28 shows in August 2016 due to “serious health issues,” and then postponed his 2016-2017 winter tour due to a “vocal injury” that required months of recuperation.

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In a Facebook post, Allman quashed the reports that he had entered hospice care. “Hey everyone,” he writes. “I just wanted y’all to know that I’m currently home in Savannah resting on my doctor’s orders. I want to thank you for all the love that you are sending. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Keep Rockin’.”

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