Van Zant cancels Academy of Country Music appearance
Thursday, May 18, 2006
– Van Zant is canceling its appearance at its next week Academy of Country Music show because Johnny Van Zant required surgery for appendicitis. That also resulted in Lynyrd Skynyrd of which Van Zant is a member canceling shows as well.
Van Zant underwent emergency surgery Thursday to have his appendix removed at Stanford Medical Center in California. His post-operative rehabilitation will prevent him from performing for the next week.
Concerts were cancelled May 19 in Mountain View, Cal., May 20 in 29 Palms, Cal., and May 21 in Henderson, Nev.
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