Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpones Shows Following Gary Rossington's Heart Surgery

Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpones Shows Following Gary Rossington’s Heart Surgery

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CelebrityAccess) — Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd announced the postponement of several shows on their The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour this weekend due to health issues.

In a statement released on Tuesday, a rep for the band said Guitarist and original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Rossington underwent a heart procedure on July 31st and needs time to recover.

The statement said that Rossington had been experiencing experiencing fatigue and other symptoms related to a leaky heart valve.

“We all appreciate the well wishes for Gary and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused,” said Johnny Van Zant the band’s lead vocalist. “But he can’t wait to come back and perform at 100% for the fans. We will see you all soon,” a rep for the band said, announcing the postponed shows.

Affected dates include Friday, Aug. 16, date at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which has been rescheduled to take place on Friday, Oct. 18; and Saturday, Aug. 17, at Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA, which will now take place on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Bad Company will remain as special guest, and co-headliner for the rescheduled Las Vegas date on Oct. 18.

At present, Skynyrd is set to resume their tour on August 23rd when they are scheduled to perform at FivePoint Amphitheatre presented by Mercury Insurance in Irvine, California.

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