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June 21st, 2011
07:53 AM ET

Human Factor: Allman Brother's three rules

In the Human Factor, we profile survivors who have overcome the odds. Confronting a life obstacle – injury, illness or other hardship –- they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn’t know they possessed. This week Allman Brothers rocker Gregg Allman talks about his diagnosis of hep c, liver cancer and a transplant.


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  1. Dee Stubbs

    I had hepB 20yrs ago n I sent my love to u n hope u get though this.

    June 21, 2011 at 08:52 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Phoenix Starr

    How I have loved you Gregg! You were a kid banging out sweet bluesy rock,I saw you in NYC, stood right by the stage, wishing I had come alone... Whipping Post! I got your autograph, a really dorky thing to do, but I cherish it to this day. Get well,Bluesman, my prayers are with you!

    June 21, 2011 at 09:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Phoenix Starr

    I saw you about 20 yrs ago, in my haste I gave impression I SAW you when you were a kid,I have been a fan since I was a teenager, Eat a Peach was played everywhere all the time, your new album rocks, haven't heard all of it,I'm no Angel, another favorite of mine.God bless!

    June 21, 2011 at 09:49 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. harry

    Never knew what he was going through. I love his music. Hope he does ok.

    June 21, 2011 at 13:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. r

    Great band. He still sounds good! I hope that all remains well.

    June 21, 2011 at 13:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  6. erich2112x

    He steals your diamonds and brings you back some gold. Tipping my hat to one of rock's greatest.

    June 21, 2011 at 14:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. JVD

    Gregg, best wishes from a true fan. Your music is incredible, and my only regret is not having found it earlier in my life. You are an amazing guy, and you have my prayers for a long and healthy life.

    June 21, 2011 at 14:41 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Damien

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. I have loved your music for years and years. Thanks for all the great music and memories that I can't remember...lol

    June 21, 2011 at 16:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Terry Brinkley

    Gregg, I have prayed for you over the years along side all your other friend and fans from Macon and beyond. Rock on and hope to see you soon at the next event (Big House or show). Rock on !

    June 21, 2011 at 18:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Scoots

    Gregg is a great talent. He should tell how he really got it shooting up for many years. He also has other health issues he should discuss if you are going to be a spokeman tell the truth.

    June 21, 2011 at 20:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Liz

    A friend of mine works for an agent I was curious to stars get paid to promote wellness? or are they doing it for the cause?

    June 22, 2011 at 07:02 | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Hurlco

    Got it from a tattoo? Yeah...maybe. All the IV drugs could have also caused it too. It does not matter how you contracted it? Wrong. One having it and how it arrived is important. What's the point of getting a new liver if you your in denial about the method of contracting it? By God's grace, I'm now clean & sober. I've got both B & C and would love a new liver...but then again, I'm not a big-time rawk star.

    June 22, 2011 at 19:31 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Meagen

    If its true starts get money to do this what a sham and not to address how he got it bigger sham. Great spokensman

    June 22, 2011 at 21:09 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Mick Stephens

    Gregg I'm having my second open heart surgery in about 2 weeks. I know alot was my past, partying ect. Screw the comments that say your in denial ect. Hey you enjoyed your life and I hope you beat the odds again. Keep Rock'n. I plan on hearing more from you in the future.

    June 25, 2011 at 23:06 | Report abuse | Reply
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    Thanks !! Good Job !!

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    April 15, 2015 at 06:35 | Report abuse | Reply

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