Country Singer Loretta Lynn Hospitalized After Stroke
Loretta Lynn was hospitalized after a suffering a stroke on Thursday.
Maria Malta, a publicist for Sony Music, confirmed that the 85-year-old singer and songwriter was admitted into a Nashville hospital Thursday night after suffering the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
The singer is “under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery,” the publicist stated. Lynn has been advised by doctors to stay off the road while she recovers, and upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed.
Lynn was scheduled to perform at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina on Friday, and had performances lined up across the United States through November.
Born in Kentucky to a coal miner, Lynn had a string of hits starting in the 1960s with the biographical “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” ”You Ain’t Woman Enough,” ”The Pill,” and “One’s on the Way.”
Lynn’s 1977 autobiography was made into a popular movie that brought an Oscar for Sissy Spacek’s portrayal of the singer. More recently, the singer won two Grammy Awards in 2005 for her album “Van Lear Rose.”