Loretta Lynn in Hospital After Stroke
According to a Friday announcement from her publicist, country music legend Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke. Maria Malta, the publicist, said that the 85-year old artist is at a Nashville hospital since Thursday night. She had the stroke while she was at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Another official announcement appeared on her official website and said that Lynn is currently responsive and that the doctors expect her to make a full recovery.
In hospital after a stroke
Unfortunately for her fans, Loretta’s upcoming shows are going to be postponed to an unknown date. Her doctors reportedly advised the singer and songwriter to avoid staying on the road while she is recovering. Lynn recently celebrated her 85th birthday.
Loretta Lynn was the daughter of a coal miner. This was actually the title of her first hit song, “”Coal Miner’s Daughter”, in the 1960s. She had many other hit songs like ”You Ain’t Woman Enough”, ”The Pill”, and “One’s on the Way”. Her songs are often biographical and talk proudly about her poor roots in Appalachia. Her songs also talk about her life as a young wife and mother. It is worth noting that her autobiography became a movie in 1977. It even won an Oscar Award for Sissy Spacek’s portrayal of the singer. Back in 2005, the singer won two Grammy Awards for her album called “Van Lear Rose”.
A country music legend
Even at her venerable age, she keeps on touring all over the country and recording regularly. However, last year, she had to postpone some shows after falling and injuring herself. Back then, Lynn had to undergo surgery to recover from the fall. This August she will release a new album with the title “Wouldn’t It Be Great”. Moreover, also in August, Loretta Lynn will be part of a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Loretta Lynn has always been one of the strongest country artists in existence, often writing songs on delicate topics like divorce, sex, cheating and sometimes even birth control. She was married for 48 years with her husband, O.V. “Moonie” Lynn. He passed away in 1996. Together, they have six children.
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