An Allman Brothers Band member says Gregg Allman is unable to play several upcoming concerts because of his treatments for hepatitis C.

Drummer Butch Trucks says the band has canceled appearances in Florida next month and bowed out of its annual run of shows at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre in May.

Trucks says Allman began undergoing treatment last year.

The Allman Brothers Band was founded in Florida in the late 1960s, but gained fame while living in Macon, Ga. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.