LYNYRD SKYNYRD has canceled four of its upcoming shows after guitarist Rickey Medlocke tested positive for COVID-19.
"Due to unforeseen circumstances, LYNYRD SKYNYRD is unable to perform the next four shows in Canton, OH, Jackson, MI, Atlanta, GA and Cullman, AL," the band said in a statement. "Longtime band member Rickey Medlocke has tested positive for COVID-19.
"Rickey is home resting and responding well to treatment. We will continue to update you on his condition. The show in Atlanta, GA on Friday, August 13 is being rescheduled and will now be Saturday, October 23."
LYNYRD SKYNYRD was scheduled to co-headline Pro Football Hall Of Fame's "Concert For Legends" Monday night with Brad Paisley.
News of Medlocke's COVID-19 diagnosis comes just two weeks after fellow LYNYRD SKYNYRD guitarist Gary Rossington underwent an emergency heart procedure.
Medlocke was the original drummer in LYNYRD SKYNYRD and rejoined the band in 1996 as a lead guitarist and primary songwriter.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lynyrd Skynyrd is unable to perform the next four shows in Canton, OH,...
Posted by Lynyrd Skynyrd on Saturday, August 7, 2021
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).