Country star Loretta Lynn has been hospitalised after suffering a stroke.
The music icon, 85, was admitted to a Nashville hospital on Thursday where she is “under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery,” a statement on LorettaLynn.com said.
The singer’s upcoming shows have been postponed on advice of her doctors while she recovers, the statement added.
“Loretta, who just celebrated her 85th birthday, has been advised by her doctors to stay off the road while she is recuperating. Regrettably, upcoming scheduled shows will be postponed.”
She was scheduled to perform at the Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina on Friday, and had performances lined up across the United States through November.
Lynn had just appeared on CBS This Morning in a duet performance with country newcomer Nikki Lane.
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The segment was taped on April 11.
Born in Kentucky, Lynn carved a career in the country music scene with her down-home twangy voice, singing hits such as 1960’s I’m a Honky Tonk Girl and Coal Miner’s Daughter, released in 1970.
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