Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Hospitalized

Southern rock legends forced to cancel weekend shows due to Garry Rossington's health issues.

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Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd were forced to cancel their concert dates this weekend at the Hard Rock Biloxi casino due to Garry Rossington being hospitalized with an abdominal infection. The 61-year-old guitarist was admitted to St. John's Hospital in Jackson, Wyoming to undergo tests regarding the infection.

"Skynyrd Nation, regrettably, our shows at the Hard Rock Biloxi this weekend on 2/15 & 2/16 have been cancelled. Gary Rossington has been hospitalized in Wyoming with an abdominal infection. We are awaiting further tests and treatment, once we receive information on Gary's status we will release additional information. Thank you for your understanding & support", stated the band in an official announcement.

With no additional details regarding the guitarist's health condition, we can only hope for the best and wish Rossington the fastest possible recovery. A representative from the casino has also expressed his wishes for guitarist's recovery in an official statement.

"Hard Rock Biloxi sends our thoughts and well wishes to Mr. Rossington and his family during this time."

The group is currently busy promoting their latest album, "Last Of A Dyin' Breed", released back in August 2012 via Roadrunner Records. Debuting at number 14 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, it became the highest charting Skynyrd record since 1977's "Street Survivors".

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    At this point I'm expecting a piano to fall on the drummer while the singer chokes on a boneless chicken wing. And then even when the roadies are on the way to the funeral a bridge will collapse in the exact spot their van is sitting. Beat this curse and get better soon!
    No! Gary Rossington was my first guitar idol - first song I learnt all the way through: Sweet Home Alabama, first solo I truly loved: Needle and the Spoon, first song I hoped I'd be able to play: Free Bird. Get well soon man
    FREEBIRD, MAN!!! Him and Allen Collins are my favorite duo in all music. Ps. i feel the title of this article kinda makes Garry Rossington as an unknown musician... but anyway get well soon.