Gary Rossington, the only original member from the current Lynyrd Skynyrd line-up is recovering from an emergency heart surgery. The band released on their social networks an statement wishing a fast recovery to the musician.
Lynyrd Skynyrd wrote about Gary Rossington’s emergency heart surgery:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary Rossington as he recovers from emergency heart surgery. Gary is home resting and recovering with his family at home. He wants everyone to know he is doing good and expects a full recovery.”
“After this past year, the country being shut down and everything we have all been thru, The Rossington’s encouraged the band to go perform in his absence. Music is a powerful healer! We all felt playing the shows and bringing the music to y’all was a better option than canceling the performances.”
“We wish Gary a speedy recovery and we will see the Skynyrd Nation very soon! Please do us a favor and say some prayers for the Rossington family and if you would like to leave him a (positive) message please do! He will look forward to reading them!”
Lynyrd Skynyrd next tour dates
- 22 Jul TWIN CITIES SUMMER JAM Shakopee, MN
- 23 Jul NORTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR Minot, ND
- 9 Aug TOM BENSON HALL OF FAME STADIUM Canton, OH
- 10 Aug JACKSON COUNTY FAIR Jackson, MI
- 13 Aug CELLAIRIS AMPHITHEATRE AT LAKEWOOD Atlanta, GA
- 14 Aug ROCK THE SOUTH (AUG 13-14) Cullman, AL
- 19 Aug CMAC Canandaigua, NY
Gary Robert Rossington (born December 4, 1951) is an American musician best known as a founder of southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, in which he is the sole constant member. He plays lead and rhythm guitar. He was a founding member of the Rossington Collins Band along with former bandmate Allen Collins.
Rossington’s mother recalled that he had a strong childhood interest in baseball and aspired as a child to one day play for the New York Yankees. Rossington recalled that he was a “good ball player”. But upon hearing The Rolling Stones in his early teens he became interested in music and ultimately gave up on his baseball aspirations.