The 69-year-old Rossington, the group’s last living original member, was given an upbeat prognosis on the band’s Instagram and Facebook pages.
In addition to “Sweet Home Alabama,” Rossington was a writer on “What’s Your Name” and “Simple Man” for Lynyrd Skynyrd. He also had his own solo project, the Rossington-Collins Band.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary Rossington as he recovers from emergency heart surgery. 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,” said the post.
It continued, “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.