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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Legendary country music singer, Loretta Lynn hospitalized after suffering stroke

Maria Malta, a publicist for Sony Music, confirmed that the 85-year-old singer and songwriter, Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized after having a stroke.

She was admitted into a Nashville hospital on Thursday night after suffering the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
Lynn's website says she is responsive and expected to make a full recovery. It says Lynn has been advised by doctors to stay off the road while she recuperates, and upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed. 

Lynn was born to a Kentucky coal miner, she had a string of hits starting in the 1960s with the biographical "Coal Miner's Daughter," ''You Ain't Woman Enough," ''The Pill," and "One's on the Way." Her 1977 autobiography was made into a popular movie that brought an Oscar for Sissy Spacek's portrayal of the singer. 

More recently, Lynn won two Grammy Awards in 2005 for her album "Van Lear Rose." She continues to tour and record regularly, but had to postpone shows last year after suffering injuries in a fall that required surgery. She is set to release a new album this August, called "Wouldn't It Be Great,"

She had six children with her husband of 48 years, O.V. "Moonie" Lynn, who died in 1996.

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