A musician from Florida has announced that he has recovered from COVID-19 and will be returning to the stage with Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Rickey Medlocke announced Thursday that he is a disease survivor and will perform with Lynyrd Skynyrd on Sunday in Wildwood, New Jersey.
“Here I am, just around the corner,” the Fort Myers resident said in an Instagram video. “I’m back, I feel great. And you know what? I feel very blessed and very lucky to be sitting here today.”
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He thanked his fans around the world and his medical team who helped him recover.
“I’m going to put out the limelight this weekend in New Jersey,” he said in closing. “Be really careful and take care of yourself because it’s not fun.”
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Lynyrd Skynrd continued his concerts in July after announcing that Gary Rossington – an original member of the southern rock band formed in Jacksonville more than 50 years ago – needed time to be away from work as he was due to undergo surgery. emergency of a stent.
Then Medlocke fell ill, forcing the band to cancel some concerts, including a concert on August 9 with country superstar Brad Paisley at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, for his induction weekend.
Medlocke, 71, was with Lynyrd Skynyrd in the early 1970s before leaving to form Blackfoot, with hits like “Train Train” and “Highway Song”.
He joined Skynyrd in 1996 as a guitarist.
Lynyrd Skynrd’s tour continues through mid-November, with a stop in Daytona Beach on November 14 for the final evening of Welcome To Rockville.
Dave Osborn is the regional editor of the Naples Daily News and News-Press. Follow him on Instagram @ detroitdave88 and on Twitter @NDN_dosborn.