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Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington Undgoes Heart Procedure; Johnny Van Zandt Did NOT Have a Heart Attack

by VVN Music

There's a lot of bad information traveling around the internet on member of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Vector Management, who handles the band, has had to put out a press release telling fans what is and is not true about Gary Rossington and Johnny Van Zandt.

It all started with rumors that Van Zandt had suffered a heart attack which led to the cancellation of the band's date at the Sturgis bike rally.

The truth is that it was Gary Rossington who had to have medical care but it wasn't a heart attack.  He had to have a procedure to reduce blockage in the arteries going to his heart.  Meanwhile, Van Zandt is just fine.

The statement from Vector Management:

Skynyrd Nation,

There have been false reports (fake news) of Johnny Van Zant suffering a heart attack, which is not true.

This past Friday, Gary Rossington had to undergo a procedure to address some blockage in his arteries to his heart. Gary was released Friday evening and has been home recovering and in good spirits. Doctors have advised that he recover this week, forcing the band to cancel this past weekend's shows and tomorrow at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD. The band will commence touring, this Friday in Virginia Beach with Hank Williams Jr and Aaron Lewis.
We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused the fans and hope to see you on the road in the near future.

Vector Management