Based on a recent report published by the Associated Press, guitarist Dickey Betts announced on early Wednesday that he will cancel his August shows due to family-related issues. Betts’ wife, Donna, has fallen ill and the guitarist will have to take care of her in the following period.
Dickey Betts’ fans will have to wait a little longer for his concerts because the guitarist announced that he will cancel his August shows for the moment. The artist has to take care of his wife, Donna, who was recently diagnosed with staph infection. Doctors recommended her to undergo surgery and rest at home for the following period. Since she won’t be able to perform most of her day to day activities, Betts will have to take care of his wife during the convalescence period.
Dickey Betts reassured his fans that he will host the concerts as soon as his wife will get better. He could not provide an exact date for the postponed concerts; neither did he say whether there will be more shows canceled. For the moment, Betts and his band, Great Southern have postponed only five concerts.
The message was first posted on Dickey’s personal website followed by the band’s apologies for the inconveniences they have caused. David Spero, Betts’ manager concluded the statement by saying that he will keep everyone informed on Donna’s medical condition as soon as they find out anything. Doctors will provide them with more information about Donna’s outlook in the following days.
Dickey Betts was named “one of the most influential guitar players of all time” due to his career achievements. He was a pioneering blues rock guitarist and won a Grammy Awards for his 1996 song, “Jessica”. He founded the Allman Brothers Band, one of the most representative bands of the genre called “Southern Rock”.