Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Shows Due to Gary Rossington’s Heart Surgery

Lynyrd Skynyrd postponed two shows after guitarist Gary Rossington underwent heart surgery.

The concerts were originally scheduled for Aug. 16 in Las Vegas and Aug. 17 in Wheatland, California. They have now been moved to Oct. 18 and 19.

Rossington underwent a procedure to repair a leaky heart valve on July 31. The band’s singer Johnny Van Zant released a statement saying, “We all appreciate the well wishes for Gary and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. But he can’t wait to come back and perform at 100 percent for the fans. We will see you all soon!”

Rossington has unfortunately suffered from health issues for the past few years. In 2003, he underwent quintuple bypass surgery due to coronary artery disease, and then suffered from a heart attack in 2015. Less than a year later, Lynyrd Skynyrd was forced to cancel some tour dates after the guitarist underwent another heart surgery.

We wish him a quick recovery.