Lynyrd Skynyrd has canceled its Lakeland show, set for Saturday at the RP Funding Center, citing an “undisclosed abdominal illness” that sent founding member Gary Rossington to a Tallahassee hospital.

Rossington, 65, the only remaining original member of the popular Southern rock group, was admitted to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, where he was in the intensive care unit this afternoon, according to the band’s management group, AEG Worldwide.

Tickets can be refunded where they were purchased.

A concert scheduled for Tallahassee tonight has also been cancelled.

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