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The Bridge splits, Greg Allman hospitalized

Bad news for the fans of Gregg Allman and the rock band The Bridge: rocker Greg Allman is to be hospitalized for the following weeks and the band splits. The news was first announced by The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown and Jambands.com.

On Monday, Associated Press reported that the rock legend Gregg Allman will not be able to perform for the following months. According to an article published by The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown, Pa., the singer and his band, The Bridge, were supposed to have several public appearances during August and September. But, due to some medical problems of Allman’s, the performance at the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival was maybe the group’s last one.  The publication cites Jambands.com saying that rocker Gregg Allman, who is 64 years old, will have to spend a few days in the hospital. Then he will have to spend four to six weeks in bed for rest. The rocker suffers from an upper respiratory condition and has been battling other health problems for the past years.

The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown also reports that The Bridge will break-up due to financial problems. Shelley Johansson, the marketing manager at the AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival says:  “It just makes me more grateful that he was here and put on such a wonderful performance.”

Born Gregory Lenoir Allman, the rocker founded his first band, The Allman Brothers Band, in 1969. Two years later, after his brother passed away, the rocker started his solo career and in 1973 he released his first solo album, Laid Back, which was received well by the public and the critics. His distinctive voice placed him in the top “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” of the Rolling Stone magazine.

Allman’s personal life included a constant struggle with drugs and alcohol since the early 1970s. In 2007 he was diagnosed with hepatitis C and in June 2010, he underwent a liver transplant operation.

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