Johnny Van Zant is on a small break in a Lynyrd Skynyrd tour.

 It's scheduled to continue on March 15th in Chicago.

The band had to cancel some shows due to Skynyrd bandmate Gary Rossington falling ill recently.

Rossington was hospitalized with an abdominal infection earlier this month, according to rttnews.com.

Meanwhile, birthday wishes to the man who has fronted Lynyrd Skynyrd since 1987, who was born on February 27, 1959 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Johnny's had his own scares with health issues, most recently battling complications from a previous surgery that caused cellulitus in August of 2011, but he's recovered and back doing what he does best, rockin' the masses southern style!