Loretta Lynn Suffers a Stroke

@FourWalls (8456)
United States
May 5, 2017 8:26pm CST
Regardless of how one feels about country music, you at least know the name "Loretta Lynn." The film account of her autobiography, Coal Miner's Daughter, was an Oscar-winner. Lynn herself has been performing for over 55 years, rising to stardom from the poverty of the coal mining region of eastern Kentucky (which was chronicled in her most famous hit). Today her website announced that she suffered a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills last night (Thursday May 4). She was taken to a Nashville-area hospital, where she's undergoing treatment. Her web site says the country legend is "expected to make a full recovery." Loretta Lynn turned 85 three weeks ago today, on April 14. She's one of the few remaining certifiable, undeniable legends in music of any genre. Loretta Lynn's home was the subject of an episode of the Travel Channel show Ghost Adventures. Here's the song featured in that episode, which was actually written about Patsy Cline's widower:
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@LeaPea2417 (12703)
• Toccoa, Georgia
6 May
I do pray for her. I really liked The Coal Minor's Daughter movie.
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@JudyEv (90252)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 May
That's a shame but hopefully she will make a full recovery.
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@Courtlynn (37612)
• United States
6 May
Holy poop! Shes 85!? Feel bad for her though. But she is a great.
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@Freelanzer (6045)
• Canada
6 May
So sad. I just saw her on CBS last Sunday and she looked quite good
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@FourWalls (8456)
• United States
6 May
I saw her at Renfro Valley in 2015. Still sounds amazing, even if she did sit for most of the show.
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@ramapo17 (17069)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 May
@FourWalls I can see why she sat being 85 years old and singing.
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@magnumopus (1690)
• Singapore
6 May
Loretta Lynn? Oh my God no.
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@FourWalls (8456)
• United States
6 May
Her web site says she's expected to recover, and her concerts have been "postponed," not "cancelled." (A friend of mine in Durham was supposed to go see her tonight.) Still, a stroke at 85 cannot be good, no matter how "minor" it is.
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• Singapore
10 May
@FourWalls Ok. See you later.
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@JolietJake (36361)
6 May
And here is a proper use of the often misused 'legends'
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@FourWalls (8456)
• United States
6 May
Y'know, when I reviewed her album Full Circle for my blog I began it by quoting Adam Ant's "Goody Two Shoes": Look out or they'll tell you you're a superstar Two weeks and you're an all-time legend I think the games have gone much too far. And, for that very reason: Loretta Lynn is a legend. (Insert celebrity du jour's name here) is not.
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@JolietJake (36361)
6 May
@FourWalls A few years ago, I was helping do shows here with country 'impersonators', we had a young girl do Loretta one month and man, she was good...but nowhere as good.
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@teamfreak16 (31948)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 May
I'm obviously a couple days behind. Any news, hopefully good?
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@FourWalls (8456)
• United States
9 May
No updates from her web site, publicist, or "news sources" (that I trust, anyway) from Nashville. I would imagine she'll have to take some time to recover. Hopefully it's not a career-ending stroke. There are a lot of country performers (Grandpa Jones, Wilma Lee Cooper, Minnie Pearl, Bob Wills) who had their careers abruptly ended by strokes. Some lived for a long time after the stroke (Poco's George Grantham, whose stroke [onstage] ended his career in 2004), just never able to perform again.
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@JohnRoberts (34036)
• Los Angeles, California
6 May
I hope she pulls through but it may signal the end of her career. I don't know if she still did much performing.
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@FourWalls (8456)
• United States
6 May
Good grief yes! I think she still does about 100 shows a year.
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@dramagirl26 (3421)
• Ringgold, Virginia
12 May
She's a good singer and I loved A Coal Miner's Daughter. I hope she recovers.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
6 May
I love Loretta truly. I am so sad about this.
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@ramapo17 (17069)
• Melbourne, Florida
6 May
I didn't realize she was that old. That is to bad about the stroke. I hope she recovers completely.
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@Happy2BeMe (60125)
• Canada
6 May
I loved Loretta Lynn and wish her all of the best.
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• Banks, Oregon
6 May
Oh NO!!! Not Loretta Lynn i love her!! Prayers for Mrs. Lynn!!!
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