Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington has been hospitalized with an abdominal infection. Rossington is the last original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd who is still in the band. Because of the illness, Skynyrd has been forced to cancel to shows in Biloxi, Mississippi. The band's Facebook page posted this message:
"We are awaiting further tests and treatment; once we receive more information on Gary’s status additional information will be released. Thank you for your support & understanding."
Rossington helped form the band that would become Lynyrd Skynyrd with Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, Larry Junstrom, and Bob Burns in 1964. He is the only member of the band to contribute to all Lynyrd Skynyrd releases.