For the first time ever, Loretta Lynn herself is updating fans on her health. On May 4, the country legend suffered a stroke that forced her to postpone all upcoming shows. Since her team’s original announcement, three previously postponed shows have been cancelled, leaving fans under the impression that her health was not improving, despite scheduling an appearance for October 1.
Her family and her team have been updating fans via Twitter, Facebook and news interviews, but we haven’t seen an update from her – until now.
“Thank you so much for all of your prayers, love, and support. I’m happy to say that I’m at home with my family and getting better by the day,” she wrote on her official Facebook page. “My main focus now is making a full recovery so that I can get back to putting all of me into what I love, sharing my music with all of you.”
She also added that she will postponing the release of her upcoming album Wouldn’t It Be Great, which was slated for an August 2017 release, until next year because “it deserves me at my best and I can’t wait to share it,” she said.
Lynn then thanked her fans for being so loyal and “hanging in there” with her through all of this.
In true Loretta fashion, she ended the update comically, saying, “I’m just letting everybody know that Willie ain’t dead yet and neither am I, and I can’t wait to see all of you on the road!” She is referencing Willie Nelson’s comical song “Still Not Dead” he wrote responding to all the death hoaxes he’s had over the years.
We are so glad to hear that she is at home with her family and will continue to pray for her recovery! See her whole Facebook post below.