Canceled Performances 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 for at least one week or cleared by his primary doctor.

The following dates have been cancelled or re-scheduled:

-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, Skynyrd performance has been cancelled
-Sturgis, SD at Buffalo Chip on August 10, Skynyrd performance has been cancelled

For refunds, ticket holders should go back to point of purchase for refunds. 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 TheDuke in Site News August 08, 2011 8:19:00 PM UTC |

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backwoods music // May 25, 2013 6:49:42 PM UTC

my name is J.R.JonesJ. would like very much a visit from the boys. I am terminal and sing at the shamrock lounge nitely. A visit would make my life complete before I pass. You can contact me at Been a fan since the beginning. Y'all went on to stardom & I went to Vietnam. Please respond soon.


Loco4Rickey // August 27, 2011 5:31:55 AM UTC

Just got back from the New Hampshire show and I am very happy to report that Skynyrd and JVZ kicked ASS!!!! Will report in tomorrow after the Vermont show! I'm sure it will be equally as good!

PS - Doobie Brothers rocked the house too!!

 Stat_me & johnny 2

AnnieNY // August 15, 2011 4:39:50 PM UTC

I hope Johnny's feeling better! I was a waitress back in 05 and contracted MRSA. Was hospitalized and on iv vancomycin cocktail for three weeks! Painful and scary stuff. To all of you on here, don't let things go too treatment. I almost died.
Five time Simpleman cruiser and long time fan. Had the honor to see RC band back in the 80s, Capitol Theatre,Passaic NJ. Would have loved to hear Dale belt one out on the cruise!! Love her...strong woman, strong voice! Can't wait to see you all at PNC and maybe at Bethel..they said Sunday is gonna be beautiful..rain is gonna stop! Yay!


tony 7 // August 11, 2011 7:51:22 AM UTC

Get better soon and come to Greece for a show.The Southern spirit is all over the world.We wait for so many years.


mm24 // August 09, 2011 6:47:12 PM UTC

Sending best wishes to Johnny for a speedy recovery. Just saw LS in Big Flats and was looking forward to seeing three more shows, but of course Johnny's health is more important.


ransam // August 09, 2011 5:01:55 PM UTC

i gotta say cellulitus is nothing to take lightly.
I woke up one morning about 18 months ago and had chills all over my body.. i had a very high temperture and couldn't put any weight on my left leg. went to the hospital and ended up having cellulitus. I spent 11 days in hospital and 2 more weeks of home nursing.
the doctor said if i hadn't gone when i did i would have lost my leg, and possibly died. so i was lucky.
I still have complications, minor, but still have them.

i wish a very speedy recovery to Johnny.


Trudy // August 09, 2011 2:19:16 PM UTC

Get better soon! Hoping to see you in Bethel on the 19th!


RossingtonRules // August 09, 2011 10:32:35 AM UTC

@duffy c. wishbone: THANK YOU for the compliment.


RossingtonRules // August 09, 2011 10:28:58 AM UTC

@Road Fatigue: LMAO


Firefest Staffer // August 09, 2011 4:22:41 AM UTC

The Firefest concert in Clear Lake, WI is rescheduled for September 10, 2011. See you there!

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