Sad news comes out of the Loretta Lynn camp this week. The star suffered a stroke and had to postpone her future concert dates. The incident occurred last week, on Thursday, while the star was at her home in Hurricane Mills, TN. She is now in a nearby Nashville, TN hospital receiving treatment.
A spokesperson released a statement shortly after the incident saying that Lynn was at the hospital and is responsive. The report also said that doctors expect her to make a full recovery from the stroke. However, they do say she will need her rest, and they recommend that she postpone the rest of her tour for now.
Unfortunately, Lynn’s health is constantly causing her to make changes to her schedule. Just before the stroke, Lynn fell and needed surgery to repair the damage. She was at home recovering when the stroke occurred. Because of her health, she wasn’t able to perform in her annual Labor Day show that’s been such a staple in her life.
Regarding her health, Loretta Lynn’s sister, Grammy-winning singer Chrystal Gayle had this to say. “Many of you have heard that my sister, Loretta Lynn, had a stroke. She’s a strong woman, and I know she’ll come out of this. Our family appreciates your prayers, love and support. We pray for a speedy recovery.”
Loretta Lynn is 85 years old and one of the most powerful women in country music history. She is famous for hits like “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which helped make a household name of a star who came from humble beginnings.
She is currently has a full tour schedule this summer, but her health may cause those plans to change. For now, those who were planning to head out to a Loretta Lynn concert will have to wait until her health improves to learn more about future dates. Our thoughts and prayers are with Loretta Lynn and her family as she recovers.