Loretta Lynn hospitalized due to stroke; postpones shows

Lynn is expected to make a full recovery

Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized in Nashville after suffering from a stroke on Thursday night (May 4th), causing her to postpone scheduled tour dates. The news was revealed via Lynn’s website and social media accounts late Friday (May 5th).

“American country music legend Loretta Lynn was admitted into a hospital in Nashville last night after she suffered a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee,” the message states.

“She is currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.

“Loretta, who just celebrated her 85th birthday [on April 15th], has been advised by her doctors to stay off the road while she is recuperating. Regrettably, upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed.”

Fans are encouraged to visit her official website to find out more details including make up show dates. Well wishes to Ms. Lynn as she recovers.

Lynn is set to release Wouldn’t It Be Great, her most personal album to date, on August 18th via Sony Legacy Recordings. The album was recorded at Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and features 13 tracks written or co-written by Lynn. The singer performed two sold out birthday shows at the Ryman Auditorium on April 14th and 15th and is expected to return for a pair on August 25th and 26th.

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville will feature Lynn as one of their main exhibits as part of their 50th anniversary commemoration. The exhibit is focused on Lynn’s life, art and music and runs August 25th through June 2018.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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