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Gregg Allman undergoes successful liver transplant

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 21, 2013 at 05:57 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -

Gregg Allman has a new liver.

The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer's manager says he underwent a successful liver transplant surgery Wednesday morning at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

Allman began treatment for Hepatitis C in 2007 but chronic damage to his liver led to the transplant. He had been on the waiting list until doctors found a suitable liver.

Allman's personal manager, Michael Lehman, told The Associated Press in a phone interview that Allman got the call late Tuesday afternoon and drove to Jacksonville from his home near Savannah, Ga., for the early morning surgery.

The singer, keyboardist and guitarist co-founded The Allman Brothers Band in 1969. Lehman says he could be back on the road by November.

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