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Southern rocker Allman being treated at Mayo

Musician Gregg Allman is being treated for "serious health issues" at Mayo Clinic, according to a statement on his website.

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File- This Oct. 13, 2011, file photo shows Greg Allman performing at the Americana Music Association awards show in Nashville, Tenn. Allman has canceled planned live shows until late October due to "serious health issues." In a statement released Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, the 68-year-old Allman says he’s currently under his doctor’s care at a facility. No more details were provided.(AP Photo/Joe Howell, File)
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Rock Hall of Famer Gregg Allman, whose hits include "Ramblin' Man" and "Midnight Rider," is being treated for "serious health issues" at Mayo Clinic, according to a statement on his website.

Allman, 68, has canceled performances through Oct. 16 due to his health problems. The statement says he's "currently under his doctor's care at the Mayo Clinic," but no other details were released.

"I want to thank my fans and friends for supporting me while I rest up and focus on getting better and back on the road as soon as I can," Allman says in the statement. "I've been working hard with my band, my pride and joy, to play our music for everyone."

Mayo Clinic spokesman Bryan Anderson declined to comment on whether Allman was receiving treatment at the clinic in Rochester.

One of the cancelled performances was an Aug. 20 concert at Fort McCoy Army Base in Sparta, Wis. Allman says he plans to return to the stage at Atlanta's Laid Back Festival on Oct. 29.

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Allman and his brother, Duane, formed the Allman Brothers Band in 1969 and were based in Macon, Ga. Their breakthrough recording was "At Fillmore East," in 1971, but shortly after its release, Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle crash. The band continued on, and Allman, a singer and songwriter, has won several Grammys. The band, described as "the principal architects of Southern rock," was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

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