A manager for the classic Southern 岩 band confirmed the news in a statement to Fox News on Saturday.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lynyrd Skynyrd is unable to perform the next four shows in Canton, OH, ジャクソン, MI, アトランタ, GA and Cullman, AL. Longtime band member Rickey Medlocke has tested positive for COVID-19,” the statement from manager Ross Schilling reads.
Schilling added, “Rickey is home resting and responding well to treatment. We will continue to update you on his condition.”
これまでのところ, the show scheduled for Friday, 8月. 13 アトランタで, ジョージア, has been rescheduled to Oct. 23.
News of Medlocke’s COVID-19 diagnosis comes weeks after fellow guitarist Gary Rossington, 69, who has been playing with the band since its earliest days in Jacksonville, フロリダ, underwent an emergency heart procedure.
Rossington has had a history of heart issues, having undergone surgery following a heart attack in 2015, and again to repair a heart valve in 2019, according to Rolling Stone magazine. ザ・ 2019 surgery forced the postponement of a Lynyrd Skynyrd tour, アウトレットによると.