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Loretta Lynn Making Strides in Recovery Following Stroke


Loretta Lynn‘s brother, Herman Web, shared some good news about her recovery since her stroke led her to be hospitalized on May 4.

“She can talk, and Loretta told me that she thought she’s going to be okay,” Webb stated in a recent interview. “Her left side was kind of paralyzed, but [she can get around by] herself now, she just has to use a walker.”

Lynn suffered the stroke while she was at her home in Hurricane Mills, TN, and was admitted to a hospital in Nashville. She was moved to a re-hab facility in mid-May and is expected to make a full recovery.

“She seems to be coming along pretty good,” Webb added. “She’s doing really good — that’s the main thing!”

At the doctor’s recommendation, Lynn canceled shows through early July immediately following the stroke, and has since called off dates on July 7, 8 and 21. The next remaining tour dates are set for August 24 and 25 at the Ryman Auditorium. She’s also slated to release a new record Aug. 18 titled Wouldn’t It Be Great, and the Country Music Hall of Fame is opening a new exhibit about Lynn on August 25.

Loretta Lynn’s previously scheduled June 9 performance at Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio was rescheduled for December 2, 2017. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the new show date.

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