Country Music Legend Forced to Cancel Tour After Suffering a Stroke

July 13, 2017Jul 13, 2017

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn will be postponing tour dates and the release of her new album, according to a statement released on Wednesday by her record label. The 85-year-old singer-songwriter suffered a stroke in May and was just released from rehabilitation.

After weeks of hospitalization and rehab, Lynn is taking the time to recover in her Tennessee home. She is improving in strength and focus every day but has a long road of recovery ahead.

The country star posted on her Facebook account, “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. 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.” 

Loretta Lynn’s next album was scheduled to be released this August, but in light of the circumstances, she is postponing it until a later date. This decision was made so that Lynn can give the album her full attention when the time comes. She said, "It deserves me at my best, and I can't wait to share it. I want to thank everyone for hanging in there with me. I am getting stronger every day and can't wait to et back out there with all of you."

This is what was posted on Lynn’s social media accounts yesterday:

Lynn’s stroke occurred on May, just a few weeks after her 85th birthday. She performed two shows on her birthday weekend at the Roman Auditorium in Nashville.

She moved to a rehabilitation center following her stroke. While her full recovery has been promising, the artist is still in need of recovery time and our prayers. Lynn’s sister, Crystal Gale, said, “Our family appreciates your prayers, love, and support. We pray for a speedy recovery.” Will you join us in prayer for Loretta?