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Allman Brothers Host Hepatitis C Benefit Show

Allman Brothers Host Hepatitis C Benefit Show
7/29/2011 4:22 PM ET

The Allman Brothers Band brought out some of their talented friends for a special fundraiser to support research for Hepatitis C in New York City on July 27.

Founding member Gregg Allman suffers from the illness, which recently required him to undergo a liver transplant.

The legendary southern rockers were joined by Natalie Cole, David Crosby, Graham Nash, jazz great Bill Evans, the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.

While speaking with spinner.com, the singer said that his surgery came off without a hitch, though it wasn't without anxiety:

"I just thought, 'Hey, I got stuff to do!' There was a long time that I wondered [about my voice]. They did the surgery just right above where you sing from. I was in the clear on that one. About four days after the operation, I started trying to sing. And it came back . . . It was probably the only place on my body that didn't hurt."

The evening raised a total of $250,000 for the American Liver Foundation and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable.

by RTT Staff Writer

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