Allman Brothers guitarist in critical condition after fall

Dickey Betts, the founding Allman Brothers Band guitarist, was in critical condition after a fall at his Florida home, the group said on Wednesday.

“Please say a prayer for brother Dickey: Dickey Betts in critical condition after accident at his Sarasota County home,” the Allman Brothers tweeted.

Betts, 74, was playing with his dog in his Osprey, Fla., backyard when he slipped and hit his head, triggering a serious brain hemorrhage, the Herald-Tribune of Sarasota reported.

David Spero, manager and a long-time pal of Betts, said the “Ramblin’ Man” writer was “in critical but stable condition.”

He’s scheduled for surgery on Friday to relieve swelling in his brain.

“The family appreciates all of your thoughts and prayers during this very trying time,” wife Donna Betts said.

“Dickey is a notorious fighter and he is displaying that now.”

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