(CelebrityAccess) –Rock legend Gregg Allman has canceled all of his remaining concert dates for 2016 and the beginning of 2017.
In a statement posted to his website, Allman wrote:
"This is the hardest thing I’ve had to do in a long, long, time. 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."
"Not making a show is a really hard decision for me because I want to play so bad, but it’s also hard on my partners and fans who make plans to be with me. I never want to put anybody in a bad spot. I’m so grateful for the people that I work with and for the fans that come to my shows and I want to be at my best for all of them. That means I’m going to have to wait until I’m feeling really good, not just good enough like I have been. Good enough isn’t working for us all."
The news comes after Allman announced in August that he was postponing all of his tour dates through October while he addressed a serious medical issue. While Allman didn't offer any insight into the nature of the medical condition, he said in August that he was being treated at the Mayo Clinic.
Allman has previously battled Hepatitis C, as well as liver cancer, which necessitated a liver transplant in 2010.
The post specified that his residency at City Winery was among the postponed dates, with those shows now pushed back to July 2017. The rescheduled dates are as follows: July 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17. – Staff Writers