Lynyrd Skynyrd Gives An Update On Gary Rossington’s Health Status After Heart Surgery


The Florida-based rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd posted a concert video of Gary Rossington and shared the latest update considering his emergency heart surgery.

As you might know, Gary Rossington is the co-founding and the last original member of Lynyrd Skynrd after the death of Billy Powell and Larry Junstorm in 2019. He played lead and rhythm guitar for the band for more than 50 years and released over ten studio albums with them.

According to the recently released statement of Lynyrd Skynyrd, George is now home resting and recovering with his family. The band also wished a ‘speedy recovery’ to Gary and said they hope to see him in the Skynyrd Nation soon.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time George has struggled with a serious health issue. The 69-year-old rocker suffered a heart attack in 2015 and had surgery a year later. In a rare interview with Tampa Bay, Gary admitted that he’s had many heart attacks on stage and doctors were urging him to retire from touring.

Here is the official statement of the band:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary Rossington as he recovers from emergency heart surgery. Gary is home resting and recovering with his family. He wants everyone to know he is doing good and expects a full recovery.

After this past year, the country being shut down, and everything we have all been through, The Rossington’s encouraged the band to go perform in his absence. Music is a powerful healer! We all felt playing the shows and bringing the music to y’all was a better option than canceling the performances.

We wish Gary a speedy recovery and we will see the Skynyrd Nation very soon! Please do us a favor and say some prayers for the Rossington family and if you would like to leave him a (positive) message please do! He will look forward to reading them!”

You can watch the concert video they shared on Instagram below.