Loretta Lynn Suffers Medical Emergency

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Mere hours before Loretta Lynn was scheduled to take to the stage at the Carolina Theatre of Durham on Friday night (May 5), the country legend had to postpone the concert. A press release stated that Lynn was forced to postpone the show due to “unforeseen circumstances.”

Now, we know why Lynn was forced to postpone her concert at the last minute. Lynn’s team released a statement late Friday, revealing that Lynn had suffered a stroke the day prior.

American country music legend Loretta Lynn was admitted into a hospital in Nashville last night after she suffered a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee,” the statement read. “She is currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.

Lynn’s doctors have advised her to hold off on touring while she takes the time to recover. As a result, Lynn will be postponing all of her upcoming shows until further notice.

To learn more about when the shows will be rescheduled, fans can visit Lynn’s official website for updates.


At age 85, Lynn is one of the last living legends in country music. She still maintains an active tour schedule, and recently announced the upcoming release of a new album. Titled Wouldn’t It Be Great, the album will contain a total of 13 tracks. Each track featured on the album was either written or co-written by Lynn.

Wouldn’t It Be Great will be released on August 18. It serves as the followup album to Lynn’s Grammy-nominated album Full Circle, which contained updated versions of some of Lynn’s classic hits. You can listen to the updated version of “Fist City” in the clip below.

Wishing Lynn a quick and complete recovery. Our prayers go out to her during this time.