Lynyrd Skynyrd’s last original member and guitarist Gary Rossington suffered a heart attack on Thursday, October 8th.
Lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant spoke with CMT.com about the current state of Rossington’s health on Wednesday, October 14th.
“Any heart trouble is serious, of course. But he got in and got it taken care of,” Van Zant said. “He got off his blood thinner for a week and actually formed a blood clot, from what I understand.“
Rossington has previously gone through a quadruple bypass and will need another surgery in a few weeks. Van Zant has full confidence that Rossington will recover.
“Gary’s a tough guy,” he assures fans. “He’s lived through plane crashes, automobile wrecks and everything else. I’m just glad that God works in mysterious ways. He was at home in Atlanta, and not on the road where things could have been worse.”
The band posted an update on their Facebook page, regretfully informing fans that they will be rescheduling upcoming shows, but assuring them that Rossington is doing just fine.
Rossington also posted a message yesterday thanking the fans for the well wishes. It said,
“I just wanted to thank everyone for all the well wishes and support. I am feeling better and taking it one day at a time and getting excellent care and support from my doctor and family. I will be back before you know it! It’s gonna take more than a lil ole heart attack to keep me down… Much love and see you all soon!”
We are glad to see he will be back to full health very soon and that his spirits are high.
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