Gregg Allman Dispels Hospice Rumors: ‘I’m Home Resting’

Update comes after months of speculation over rocker’s health issues, cancelled tour dates

Last Updated: April 24, 2017 @ 3:14 PM

After an unverified Facebook post fueled rumors that rock legend Gregg Allman has entered hospice care, he let “everyone” know he is A-OK.

“Hey everyone. I just wanted y’all to know that I’m currently home in Savannah resting on my doctor’s orders,” the singer-songwriter said in his own Facebook message, labeled “A message from Gregg.” He went on: “I want to thank you for all the love that you are sending. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Keep Rockin’.”

The 69-year-old rocker has been battling largely undisclosed health issues in the past few years, keeping many of the details surrounding the state of his health private.

Allman canceled June concerts last month then announced he would not be touring this year at all. He cited no reason for the canceled gigs. He also canceled 28 dates in 2016, citing “serious health issues.”

“This is the hardest thing I’ve had to do in a long, long, time,” Allman said in a statement last year. “I’ve been on the road for 45 years because I live to play music with my friends for my fans. As much as I hate it, it’s time for me to take some real time off to heal.”

The musician-songwriter canceled a 2011 solo tour following a liver transplant that caused an upper respiratory condition. More recently, he suffered a vocal injury that required months of recovery time.