After Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke in May 2017, her family members tasked themselves with keeping fans updated on the state of her health. Her granddaughter, Tayla, was one person who offered updates on her grandma’s condition.
By October, Lynn felt well enough to join her daughters Peggy and Patsy to perform a few songs at the Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival event at her ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. Later that month, she made a surprise appearance at the Country Music Hall of Fame to help induct Alan Jackson as one of the newest members.
Unfortunately, Loretta experienced a setback when she suffered a fall in January, resulting in a fractured hip. Although her injury was obviously serious, her daughter Patsy said she was “in great spirits” and that she had started rehab almost immediately after her fall.
On Wednesday (January 31), Loretta’s management announced the cancellation of the only performance she had scheduled for 2018. That performance, which was set to take place on May 17 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was originally scheduled for June 2017. But that original date was changed after Lynn suffered her stroke.
Loretta’s management didn’t name a specific reason for canceling the show, simply saying that is was “due to circumstances beyond our control.” It of course, was assumed that those circumstances related to Loretta’s hip injury.
After this announcement was made, we’re sure many country fans were concerned about the state of Loretta’s health. Well, there’s no need to be concerned any longer, because Tayla has just provided some hopeful insight into her grandmother’s condition.
In an interview with Closer Weekly, Tayla said that Loretta is “doing amazing” after her fall. “She’s so tough,” Tayla said. “A little slip ain’t gonna get her down.”
For those who had questions about Loretta’s recovery, Tayla also answered those in her interview. She shared that her grandma is already feeling well enough to go about her work and other tasks. “She is writing music, visiting with friends and family, and looking forward to finishing up her record,” she said.
As for what has helped Loretta get through these tough times, Tayla says Loretta finds great comfort in one source. “God, she will tell you that in a heartbeat,” she said.
We thank Tayla for sharing these positive updates with us. We’ll certainly keep praying for Loretta’s continued recovery, and wish her well.