Lynyrd Skynyrd To Extend Tour Cancellations Due To Illness

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.

Posted by Tom Soares in Site News August 10, 2011 5:56:00 PM UTC |

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duffy c. wishbone // August 14, 2011 6:35:50 PM UTC

Johnny,I hope your doing better.Call me if you do MD and I will take you out for dinner if your up to it.SOLD OUT!!!!!!!! Pat


ernec // August 14, 2011 5:47:32 AM UTC

I'm hoping and praying that Johnny gets better and is back on the road, healthy, real soon! I had tix to Fire Fest in Clear Lake, WI. I am super excited that they have re-scheduled for Sept 10th. The day before my 30th birthday. Yep, my birthday is 9/11. I will NEVER forget FDNY!! I have been a Skynyrd fan since the first time I heard Free Bird. And fell in even harder in love with the band when I heard What's Your Name! I first saw you guys when you played in Somerset, WI, it was a dream come true!! Hope to see you play again soon!!


ls-hamhead1 // August 13, 2011 3:48:54 AM UTC

I've seen you(YA"LL) 52 times(you've seen my signs,you personally handed me your cap in Lubbock,Tx) ). Get well soon and when you get within strikin distance of Hou,Tx it'll be the 53rd !! GET WELL SOON MAN !!! LONG LIVE LYNYRD SKYNYRD--THE BEST BAND THAT EVER WAS/WILL BE AND IS !!!!


grover // August 13, 2011 2:08:29 AM UTC

Johnny, here's to a speedy recovery. SO sorry you are ill. We pray for your swift recovery. I am sure it was heartbreaking to give in and go to the hospital, but we need you well. I also know that you and the band hated having to cancel dates, but there will be another concert and another Simple Man Cruise. SO get well God Bless you. Grover and Janet


jadwilson // August 12, 2011 7:06:56 PM UTC

Hope Johnny gets well soon and its gonna be great to see the band in Clear Lake Wisconsin on September 10th! Thanks for rescheduling swiftly. See you guys then!!


Loco4Rickey // August 12, 2011 5:46:17 PM UTC

We are sending best wishes and quick healing thoughts to Johnny!! We do hope you are able to make the 8/26 show in NH and the 8/27 show in VT, but want you healthy!! We can't wait to see our favorite band and favorite guys!!

And thanks to ls-hamhead1 for giving that smuck what he deserves.


mistygypsy // August 12, 2011 2:59:06 PM UTC

I was up all last night prayin' for Johnny to recover from his illness--all my wishes go to you to get better real soon now-----speedy healing and back to a good feeling ----lookin forward to feelin' your vibes at the PNC.................


outside the box // August 12, 2011 1:02:17 PM UTC

Wow!!! I just signed up to say I hope Johnny Van Zant gets 100% healthy before going back out on the road w/the rest of the band! I too have tickets for today's show in MO up front center track for a birthday gift to my kid and am a bit disapointed but my God if you do not have your health then you do not have anything, let the man rest and get healthy. We will still have a blast with The Doobie Brothers and Kansas-it's the music and the fun of it all!!!
God Bless this band Lynyrd Skynyrd and may they keep touring as long as they choose to and when the day comes they choose to stop we have so much great music to always enjoy, Thanks to this Rocking Band!!!


duffy c. wishbone // August 12, 2011 8:12:17 AM UTC

@Grain Valley Steve: COOL STEVE. FROM PAT


duffy c. wishbone // August 12, 2011 3:57:52 AM UTC

@danalynn: You are so right.I wanted to really go off on this guy but being a Southern Man I bit the whole inside of my mouth.Pat

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