•   
  •   
  •   

Entertainment Lynyrd Skynyrd's Gary Rossington 'Expects a Full Recovery' After Emergency Heart Surgery

04:14  25 july  2021
04:14  25 july  2021 Source:   people.com

David DeCastro says bone spurs in ankle were constant issue last year, needs surgery

  David DeCastro says bone spurs in ankle were constant issue last year, needs surgery Former Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro said he dealt with bone spurs in his ankle all last season that will need surgery to correct. Via Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, DeCastro said Thursday that the ankle issues were an ongoing problem for him all of last season. “I have to get surgery on my [more]Via Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, DeCastro said Thursday that the ankle issues were an ongoing problem for him all of last season.

Gary Rossington, the last living founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, is currently recovering from emergency heart surgery.

Gary Rossington standing on a stage holding a guitar: Scott Dudelson/Getty © Provided by People Scott Dudelson/Getty

The lead guitarist "expects a full recovery," according to a statement posted to the band's Facebook page.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary Rossington as he recovers from emergency heart surgery," the post began. "Gary is home resting and recovering with his family at home. He wants everyone to know he is doing good and expects a full recovery."

The band added that their upcoming shows will continue without Rossington as he recovers. "After this past year, the country being shut down and everything we have all been thru, The Rossington's encouraged the band to go perform in his absence," the band explained. "Music is a powerful healer! We all felt playing the shows and bringing the music to y'all was a better option than cancelling the performances."

Trail Blazers’ Zach Collins undergoes yet another ankle surgery

  Trail Blazers’ Zach Collins undergoes yet another ankle surgery Collins will be a free agent this summer. Portland can make him restricted by extending a $7,031,451 qualifying offer. Now, it’s less certain Trail Blazers will do that. The 23-year-old Collins showed flashes of offensive skill and defensive versatility. But injuries have derailed his development and raised doubt about his ability to stay healthy going forward. More on the Trail Blazers Trail Blazers president on Neil Olshey on hiring Chauncey Billups: ‘You’re...

Gary Rossington standing on a stage holding a guitar: Gary Rossington, the last living member of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd lineup, previously suffered a heart attack in October 2015 © Scott Dudelson/Getty Gary Rossington, the last living member of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd lineup, previously suffered a heart attack in October 2015

RELATED: Lynyrd Skynyrd Founding Bassist Larry Junstrom Dead at 70

"We wish Gary a speedy recovery and we will see the Skynyrd Nation very soon!" the post concluded. "Please do us a favor and say some prayers for the Rossington family and if you would like to leave him a (positive) message please do! He will look forward to reading them!"

Rossington previously suffered a heart attack in October 2015. He then had to undergo emergency heart surgery in 2016 before having a heart valve repaired in 2019, both times forcing the band to postpone several tour dates.

"I've had heart attacks on stage a lot," Rossington admitted to The Tampa Bay Times in 2018, claiming that his doctors had been urging him to quit working for 15 years.

Vatican: Pope alert and well a day after intestinal surgery

  Vatican: Pope alert and well a day after intestinal surgery Pope Francis was "in good, overall condition, alert" and breathing on his own Monday, the Vatican said a day after the pontiff underwent a three-hour operation that involved removing half of his colon. Francis, 84, is expected to stay in Rome’s Gemelli Polyclinic, which has a special suite reserved for popes, for about seven days, assuming no complications, Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said.

He formed Lynyrd Skynyrd in the summer of 1964 with Ronnie Van Zant, Bob Burns, Allen Collins, and Larry Junstrom in their hometown of Jacksonville, Florida.

Billy Powell, Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant, Gary Rossington posing for a photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty © Provided by People Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Rossington and Collins were injured in the 1977 plane crash that killed Van Zant. "It was the worst thing that ever happened to me," Rossington told PEOPLE in 1980 when he and Collins released their debut album as the Rossington Collins Band. "One day we had everything, the next day there was nothing. We were on top of the world, and we were thrown down."

Collins died from chronic pneumonia in 1990, a complication from being paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident in 1986. Burns died in a car crash in 2015, and Junstrom died in 2019, but the cause of his death has not been disclosed.

Kathy Griffin Filmed Recurring Role on Season 5 of HBO Max's Search Party Before Cancer Surgery .
Kathy Griffin plays Liquorice Montague, a conspiracy theorist who takes Chantal (Clare McNulty) under her wing as a "codependent apprentice"The actress and comedian, 60, will appear in the fifth season of HBO Max's dark comedy Search Party, playing a conspiracy theorist named Liquorice Montague who takes Chantal (Clare McNulty) under her wing as a "codependent apprentice.

usr: 3
This is interesting!