Recovering from his mid-October heart attack is taking Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington longer than expected; therefore, the Southern rock group has canceled the remainder of their 2015 tour dates.

“After further evaluation and continued treatment by his doctors, Gary Rossington is taking the remainder of 2015 off from touring to concentrate on recuperating from his recent heart procedures," the group writes on Facebook. "... Lynyrd Skynyrd will commence touring in 2016 and look forward to seeing the fans next year.”

The affected dates include two shows, in Loveland, Colo., and Mescalero, N.M., scheduled for early December. According to the Facebook post, full refunds will be available through the box office or at the point of purchase.

Rossington, Skynyrd's only remaining original member, has been dealing with heart-related issues for years and suffered a heart attack on Oct. 8. Earlier this year, the 63-year-old -- who will celebrate his birthday in early December -- was hospitalized due to an abdominal infection.

Lynyrd Skynyrd's next scheduled concert is set to take place on Jan. 29, 2016, in Thackerville, Okla. A complete list of upcoming dates is available on their website.

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