Dickey Betts has postponed his upcoming concerts after the former Allman Brothers band guitarist suffered what doctors diagnosed as a "mild stroke".
"Yesterday, after describing his doctors with some follow-up episodes, [Betts] was strongly advised to give themselves more time to recover," the website of Dickey Betts band warned the fans. "The doctors have assured Betts that after three to five weeks he will be 100 percent healthy again and can continue his tour schedule." The Dickey Betts band has canceled the remainder of their summer tour – a date on August 28 at Syracuse, New York's Great New York State Fair, Aug. 30 in Wallingford, Connecticut, and Aug. 31
"Dickey really regrets that he can not be there for his fans, but he must first pay attention to his health," added the manager of the band David Spero.
In an interview in November 2017 with Rolling Stone the largely retired Betts revealed that he had spoken to Gregg Allman before the death of the singer, the first conversation between the Allman Brothers, in 17 years  After a three-year hiccup break, Betts returned to the street this summer with his band.
"I had a great life and I have no complaints," Betts said in November. "I do not know what I would have done to do it differently, there are complaints I probably could have handled better, so what?"