Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn Recovering After Suffering A Stroke

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Veteran country music singer Loretta Lynn has been hospitalised after reportedly suffering a stroke.

The legendary performer is believed to have suffered a stroke while at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee on the night of Thursday 4 May 2017 and was taken to hospital in Nashville. According to reports in North American publication TMZ, Lynn is responsive and is expected to make a full recovery.

At the time of her illness, Lynn was in the middle of touring commitments and was due to perform in North Carolina on the night of Friday, 5 May. That show and other upcoming dates on her itinerary have been postponed for the time being while Lynn recuperates.

Born a Kentucky coal miner’s daughter, Loretta Lynn rose to prominence as a performer during the 1960s.  She had a string of hits including ‘You Ain’t Woman Enough’ ‘The Pill’, ‘One’s On The Way’ and the autobiographical 1970 Billboard Country Music chart-topper ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter’. Praised for their gutsy, outspoken qualities, her songs reflect a pride in her humble background and speak frankly of her experiences as a young wife and mother from poor Appalachia.

Her autobiography was made into popular 1980 movie Coal Miner’s Daughter. Widely acclaimed, it yielded an Oscar for actress Sissy Spacek, who played Lynn in the film. The movie was later adapted into a Broadway play in 2012, with Zooey Deschanel portraying the country music icon.

Lynn has continued to tour and record and in 2005 won two Grammy Awards for her album Van Lear Rose, produced by The White Stripes’ Jack White.  She was forced to postpone shows during 2016 after suffering injuries from a fall which required surgery. She is set to release a new album, Wouldn’t It Be Great in August 2017 and that same month is due to be the subject of a new exhibit at the Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum.

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  1. Sandra

    May 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Speedy recovery to you ! Prayers lifted to you

  2. Beverly hufford

    May 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    May God bless you and watch over you will be back singing again soon.

  3. Joyce

    May 6, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    Prayers for Loretta’s recovery. God’s will, always!

  4. Bertha Upshaw

    May 6, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Mz. Loretta I pray that you have a full recovery. I have loved you since I was 6 years old. I will be 60 in July. My childhood was very similar to yours so I consider you family. God Bless You & Yours. Your Biggest Fan, Bertha Upshaw.

  5. Beverly Benz

    May 6, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Loretty,so sorry to hear you had a stroke,I hope and pray you get well real soon.I love you and all your music,especially,coal miners daughter.I hope you have therapy,it will help you to recover sooner.

  6. oscar

    May 7, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    a true class act

  7. Linda

    May 7, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    get well soon Miss Lyn have all your songs went you first started sing .and all the ones with Conway I Live in Oshawa Ontario Canada

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