Y&T guitarist John Nymann will miss the band’s appearances at the Ramblin’ Man Fair (July 28) and Rock & Blues Custom Show (July 29) festivals in the United Kingdom after becoming “very ill.” Frontman Dave Meniketti states: “Though we’ll miss him at this weekend’s festivals, we all wish John the best on his full recovery and know he will be fine. He’s so disappointed, and this is the first time he’ll miss a show in his long career due to illness. John looks forward to returning to the U.K. with Y&T on the fall tour.
“While this is a shocker to us all, Y&T will power through and play Ramblin’ Man Fair and Rock & Blues Custom Show as a trio, with a local U.K. friend joining in on a few songs to help round out the sound.
“We know that our awesome U.K. fans will be supportive, and we want you all to know that we’re completely ready to kick some ass on these two festivals!”
Y&T’s current lineup is rounded out by drummer Mike Vanderhule and bassist Aaron Leigh.
John, speedy recovery and hope you can rock out again soon!
This is what John posted on Facebook about his situation;
So sorry I am having to miss the next two Y&T shows in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧
I fell really ill with a virus that brought on vertigo! I can’t stand up without falling down. No way I could get on a plane for London. Thank you all for well wishes! I am in bed, doing what my doctor says! Got to get back on my feet for next week show at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk!