Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington with missing teeth after a car wreck in 1976
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Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington’s heart has gone through a load of issues throughout the past decade. According to a heartfelt message posted on the iconic southern rock band’s Facebook page, the guitarist is now recovering from a surgery where he had an emergency stent put in his heart.
Rossington suffered from a heart attack in 2015 which led to a previous surgery and underwent another procedure to fix a leaky heart valve in 2019. He is expected to make a full recovery while he is at home resting with his family.
Lynyrd Skynyrd is currently on the road for their 2021 “Big Wheels Keep on Turnin'” tour, which is scheduled until September. Rossington, the only original Lynyrd Skynyrd member of the present band, will be replaced by Damon Johnson (of Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper) until he makes a full recovery.