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Loretta Lynn Suffers Stroke

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Country music icon Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke on Thursday (May 4). A post on her official Facebook page on Friday evening (May 5) notes that she “is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.”

Lynn was at her Hurricane Mills, Tenn., home when the stroke occurred. She is currently under medical supervision and has canceled upcoming concerts at the advice of her doctors. The “Coal Miner’s Daughter” legend turned 85 in April.

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Also in April, Lynn announced that she’ll release an album of new and old songs on August 18. Wouldn’t It Be Great is said to be “one of the most deeply personal albums of her career” and will include a mix of new songs and recreated classics. The record was cut at Cash Cabin Studio in Hendersonville, Tenn., and boasts Patsy Lynn Russell and John Carter Cash as producers.

“I think you try to do better with every record you put out,” Lynn says in a press release about the album. “It’s just everyday living — and everybody wants to know, ‘Well, what is it about your songs that people like?’ I think you’ve got to tell your stories.”

In conjunction with her birthday last month, Lynn performed two sold out shows at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, where she was met with a birthday serenade from attendees and her peers.

The post on Lynn’s Facebook page indicates that despite her medical setback, she’ll reschedule tour dates.

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