Loretta Lynn Moves to Rehab Facility Following Stroke
Loretta Lynn was moved to a rehab facility on Monday (May 15) following a stroke on May 4. The update, made on Lynn's official website, also notes that she's "doing great!"
“Loretta wants to thank everybody for their prayers, love and support. She has moved to rehabilitation and we’re happy to report she is doing great!” her team writes.
Though Lynn is expected to make a full recovery, she has has canceled all upcoming shows while she recuperates at the advice of her doctors. The country star celebrated her 85th birthday on April 14.
Country Stars React to Loretta Lynn's Stroke
Lynn's sister, Crystal Gayle, has shared updates about the legend's condition via social media in the days following her stroke, hoping to ease fans' worries. "Many of you heard that my sister, Loretta Lynn, had a stroke. Our family appreciates all your love, prayers and support. We hope for a speedy recovery!" Gayle said in a post on May 5, followed by a heart emoji and signing, "Love you all." She posted again on Instagram on May 11 to ask for continued prayers as her sister heals.
Several country stars — including Garth Brooks, Jennifer Nettles, Cassadee Pope and Rodney Atkins — have shared their love and support for the country legend on social media.
While her touring career has been put on hold for the time being, Lynn is still set to her release her new 2017 album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, on Aug. 18, just one week before her exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame debuts on Aug. 25.
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