On Monday morning, news emerged about country music legend Loretta Lynn. The singer, who suffered other health scares last year, now has a broken hip.
In May 2017, Lynn was forced to cancel her tour after she suffered a stroke. The 85-year-old spent several months in the hospital and rehabilitation centers. She thanked her fans for their love, support, and prayer. She said that she would plan on waiting to release her next album until she was fully recovered.
In October, the singer made her first public appearance after her stroke. She hosted the Tennessee Motorcycles and Music Revival event and performed "Coal Miner's Daughter" while sitting in a chair. On October 22, she also helped to induct Alan Jackson into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Now, less than a year after her stroke, Loretta Lynn's health is a topic of conversation again. Her sister, Gayle, revealed that Loretta fell and broke her hip a week ago.
Gayle, whose birthday is on January 9, asked her social media followers for one thing for her birthday: prayers for her sister.
She said, "This is my birthday week! My birthday wish is for everyone to send love and prayers to my sister, Loretta Lynn, who fell and broke her hip last week. I was with Loretta yesterday. She is in good spirits and is doing as well as can be expected with this type of injury. Thank you for your love, prayers and continued support!"
Later on Monday, a spokesperson for the singer released a statement on Twitter:
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