Lynyrd Skynyrd Cancels Four Shows After Guitarist Rickey Medlocke Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Say it ain’t so.

Lynyrd Skynyrd has canceled four shows after guitarist Rickey Medlocke tested positive for COVID-19.

The band released this statement on social media:

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lynyrd Skynyrd is unable to perform the next four shows in Canton, OH, Jackson, MI, Atlanta, GA and Cullman, AL.

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.”

The group was scheduled to headline a concert today for Legends at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, but was one of the four dates that ended with a cancellation.

The tour is scheduled to kickstart again on August 19th in Canandaigua, New York.

Some tough news from the band we all know and love. You gotta love the fact that some of the original guys from the band are still out there playing shows after all these years. The band also is missing guitarist Gary Rossington who is recovering from emergency surgery a few weeks ago.

Everybody send up a few thoughts and prayers up for ol’ Rickey and Gary and wish them a speedy recovery.

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