Country Star, 85, Cancels Tour Dates After Stroke

Loretta Lynn expected to make full recovery
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2017 6:14 AM CDT
Loretta Lynn performs at the BBC Music Showcase at Stubb's during South By Southwest in Austin, Texas last year.   (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
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(Newser) – The country music world is sending its best wishes to singer Loretta Lynn, who was hospitalized in Nashville after suffering a stroke at her Tennessee home Friday. She is "responsive and expected to make a full recovery," according to her website. The star is 85 and still very active after more than 60 years in music: She was in the middle of a tour, and has had to postpone a Friday concert in North Carolina, a Saturday concert in South Carolina, and a May 12 gig in Pennsylvania, CNN reports. Variety reports that Lynn, whose biggest hits include "Coal Miner's Daughter," recently appeared on CBS' This Morning for a duet with rising star Nikki Lane. (Read more Loretta Lynn stories.)

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