Written by: Alex Green
Guitarist Dickey Betts is in critical condition at a Florida hospital.
One of the founding members of The Allman Brothers, the 74-year-old Betts fell and cracked his head in the backyard of his Sarasota home. Currently under sedation, Betts is slated to undergo brain surgery on Friday to relieve the swelling.
The Grammy Award-winning musician is currently surrounded by his kids and his wife Donna, who wrote on social media: “Dickey is a notorious fighter and he is displaying that now!”
She went on to write: “The family appreciates all of your thoughts and prayers during this very trying time.”
Betts, who suffered a minor stroke in August, was said to have recovered to the point where he was set to get back on stage in November.
On Twitter the Allman Brothers wrote: “Please say a prayer for brother Dickey.”