Johnny Van Zant, lead singer of the group Lynyrd Skynyrd, was hospitalized over the weekend due to complications from a previous surgery. Johnny Van Zant was admitted to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN on August 6, with a surgical site infected cellulitis which required hospitalization with IV antibiotic treatment. Van Zant has a severe Staph infection and multiple symptoms related to infection. Johnny Van Zant is to remain out of work and recover until cleared by his primary physician.
The following Lynyrd Skynyrd performances have been cancelled OR are to be rescheduled:
-Clear Lake, WI at Firefest was August 6, is now re-scheduled for September 10
-Grand Rapids, MI at Rock the Rapids Music Festival on August 8, Skynyrd performance has been cancelled. For refunds, ticket holders should go back to point of purchase.
-Sturgis, SD at Buffalo Chip on August 10, Skynyrd performance has been cancelled.
Rescheduled shows will honor previously printed tickets. Lynyrd Skynyrd plans to resume their regular tour schedule on Friday, August 12, in Sedalia, Missouri or as doctors advise.