Fmr. Allman Brothers Member Suffers Stroke

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Asking for prayers for his longtime client, the manager of one of the beloved members of iconic band The Allman Brothers has revealed that Johnny Neel has suffered a debilitating stroke.

This is an update on Johnny Neel. As many of you know, Johnny had a stroke. He is getting the best care right now and is…

Posted by Johnny Neel on Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The legendary Southern Rock musician and influential part of The Allman Brothers, unfortunately, suffered the stroke sometime last week.

Neel became part of the Allman Bros. Band after he started playing with Dickey Betts and even made an appearance on Betts’ 1988 solo album. He then went on to play with Allman Brothers for several years and has appeared as a studio musician on records of a seemingly endless number of country and rock musicians.

Hello all you beautiful Facebook prayer warriors! Keep it up! It’s working! Johnny is doing good today and his spirit…

Posted by Johnny Neel on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

As the days have passed, Neel’s team has made sure to keep people informed of his status and progress, posting updates on his Facebook page as well as starting a GoFundMe campaign to help bridge the gap between insurance and medical costs.

The campaign, started by Doug Jones (Neel’s manager), explains that the donations will help Johnny and his wife Christine “to help buy the much-needed home care and medical assistive equipment.”

Johnny Neel update! Johnny wanted everyone to know that he’s doing better everyday and to thank all of you so much for…

Posted by Johnny Neel on Friday, July 5, 2019

According to his most recent update, the belove musician is getting prepared to go home and begin the path toward healing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny Neel and his family, wishing him a very speedy recovery.