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Gregg Allman Gets Liver Transplant

Rock 'n' roll icon Gregg Allman has undergone a successful liver transplant operation at the renowned Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., according to a press release. The singer/guitarist co-founded the Southern rock outfit The Allman Brothers Band in 1969. The band is best known for the hits "Ramblin' Man" and "Whipping Post."

The singer began receiving treatments for Hepatitis C in late 1997, but chronic damage to his liver led to doctors recommending a transplant.

“Everybody involved here, my doctors and nurses in the hospital and all the Allman Brothers fans, they’ve just all been great,” Gregg said in a statement. The surgery took place on June 23 after he was notified that an appropriate liver had been donated.  “All I can really say is ‘thanks,’” the singer said.

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