Seems like it was successful, and more power to him, but that he needed one isn't really much of a surprise. When you do enough hard drugs to drop a herd of elephants in its tracks, killing your liver has to be expected; hepatitis is the least of your risks.
Like David Crosby, the new organ ought to keep another icon of geezer rock cranking for a while, and since I like his music, I'm happy to see him get another chance.
He changed his ways years ago, Allman said, but you can't turn back time. Every day is a gift.