Loretta Lynn Postpones Country Festival Following Stroke

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The country music community has come together to show support for Loretta Lynn after she suffered a stroke on Thursday (May 4). Lynn’s team issued a statement late Friday (May 5), revealing that Lynn had a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee the previous day. The statement read that Lynn had been hospitalized but doctors said she is “expected to make a full recovery.


Fans first got the feeling that something had gone wrong when Lynn was forced to postpone her Friday night concert due to “unforeseen circumstances.” The postponement came mere hours before Lynn was set to take the stage at the Carolina Theatre of Durham.

It wasn’t long before Lynn’s team released their statement, revealing the reason why Lynn was unable to make it to the show. As her team shared, Lynn’s doctors have encouraged her to hold off on performing until she has fully recovered.”Regrettably, upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed,” the statement read.

After speaking with the Associated Press on Saturday, Lynn’s rep revealed that there has been no change in her condition since the statement was issued. As of press time, there has been no further update on how Lynn is doing. But it was announced on Tuesday (May 9) that another one of Lynn’s performances has been postponed.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch published an article stating that The Jimmy Dean Music Festival scheduled for May 13 has been postponed. Lynn was going to serve as the festival’s headliner, with other acts including Tony Jackson, Donna Meade, and Lee Blasingame.

The producer of the festival, Donna Dean Stevens, released a statement about the postponement and wished Lynn well. “We are concerned with Miss Loretta Lynn’s health and well-being and ask that everyone pray for her speedy recovery,” she said.

A rescheduled date for the festival has not been announced. Until then, tickets remain on sale for the event.

We’re sad to hear that Lynn won’t be able to perform for a while, but her health is more important than anything else. We’re continuing to pray for her recovery.