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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 12, 2011 3:48:44 AM UTC

@ls-hamhead1: Do you believe this loser? dissadildo your as low as they get,you asswipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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duffy c. wishbone // August 12, 2011 3:42:55 AM UTC

@dissedinmo: dissadildo A Southern Man doesnt need you around anyway.Pat

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duffy c. wishbone // August 12, 2011 3:37:59 AM UTC

@dissedinmo:

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danalynn // August 12, 2011 12:52:05 AM UTC

@ls-hamhead1: Thank you for your response to this idiot! Can you believe this guy???? Jackass is much too nice of a term for him!!

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ls-hamhead1 // August 12, 2011 12:06:11 AM UTC

=dissedinmo said:This is the second time Skynyrd has blown off the Missouri State Fair. Why do you make dates you won't keep! Aren't we a big enough venue for you? And why do you wait til the very last minute so there's no hope of getting someone else who WILL play here?... Don't bother coming back, I intend to make it my personal mission to see to it noone will buy tickets if you do decide to book the fair again...
I'd never been to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert, and now I never will!!
WHAT A JACKASS YOU ARE DUDE--JOHNNY IS SICK--GOT IT !!! HE WILL GET BETTER SOON AND CONTINUE THE LEAD THE WORLDS BEST EVER BAND INTO HISTORY--W/O THE LIKES OF YOU AND YOUR ATTITUDE HOPEFULLY !!!! IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MISSOURI YOU IDIOT !! BUT IF THEY DO GO BACK THERE AND HE KNOWS YOU'RE THERE--HE'LL PROBABLY NOT SHOW AGAIN--JUS CAUSE IT'S YOU !!!

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dissedinmo // August 11, 2011 11:13:01 PM UTC

This is the second time Skynyrd has blown off the Missouri State Fair. Why do you make dates you won't keep! Aren't we a big enough venue for you? And why do you wait til the very last minute so there's no hope of getting someone else who WILL play here?... Don't bother coming back, I intend to make it my personal mission to see to it noone will buy tickets if you do decide to book the fair again...
I'd never been to a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert, and now I never will!!

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Mr. Rock & Roll // August 11, 2011 7:06:30 PM UTC

See ya'll in Clear Lake, Wisconsin on 10 September. Glad to see the reschedule!

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gmm6797 // August 11, 2011 12:39:20 PM UTC

Get better and take the time you need to do it right... I hope you are better by CMAC later in the month, but I understand if you are still healing

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FreeBird54 // August 11, 2011 3:12:53 AM UTC

I hope and pray that you get well soon, and take care of yourself. Your Southern Rock is the best! And plese, get back to Roanoke, Va soon as ya can. We miss ya!

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ls-nafdrynyks // August 11, 2011 12:29:16 AM UTC

Going to miss seeing Johnny and the band in Kentucky. Get well soon!!

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