Lynyrd Skynyrds Shares Update About Guitarist Gary Rossington
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington in an interview with Tom Mills - rockinthe904 / Youtube
Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd’s farewell tour has been sidelined due to guitarist Gary Rossington’s recent heart surgery, and now has an update regarding the musician’s current condition.
Gary Rossington is known to be the last surviving member of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd lineup. Recently, he has been experiencing fatigue and other symptoms that all point to a faulty heart valve, before being cleared for surgery on the 31st of July.
The group reached out to fans with the message, “Gary is healing and feeling better and we hope to see you all next week in Irvine! Gary has made it known that he does have heart and health issues. Touring from city to city, night in and night out, is difficult on his health, as it is with other members of the band.”
“Recently, Gary has had a few setbacks and his health has not been 100%. But as Gary always says, ‘It’s what I know’, and that he loves to play guitar for the three generations of Skynyrd fans that also love the band’s music that he helped create,” the statement continues.
The band postponed a stream of shows, with an August 16 schedule at the T-Mobile Arena has been moved to October 18, while an August 17 date at the Toyota Ampitheatre has been rescheduled to October 19. Lynyrd Skynyrd plans to end the tour in 2020, after touring South America, Europe, and Australia dates.