Shelton was diagnosed with leukemia, which at age 73, is an awfully serious bit of news. He had been receiving chemo and other treatment at the Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, and was released this past Friday (11/13).
Here is the report we received from Allen’s daughter in law, via Fred Robbins:
“He still has a way to go on his recovery, but the doctor told them (him and Mrs. Shelton) that as long as they are very careful (wearing masks, gloves, and limited visitors) he could recover at home. They were thrilled to get out of that hospital room.”
That’s wonderful news for Allen’s many friends and admirers of his tremendous contribution to the world of 5 string banjo.