The soft-spoken co-founder of the Macon-based Allman Brothers Band, who peppers his conversation with “sweetheart” and “my dear,” is using his visibility to inform others about the quiet symptoms of hep C – mostly fatigue – on the website, www.TuneInToHepC.com.
“People have gotta listen to what this site has to say. Doing nothing is not an option,” Allman said. “It is a blood disease and I had it since I was 20 and didn’t know it until 1999. Everybody needs to get checked for this diabolical disease. If I hadn’t had a liver transplant, I wouldn’t be talking to you right now.”