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Country music legend Loretta Lynch suffers stroke

Freda Brock | 10 May, 2017, 00:12

Loretta Lynn's sister Crystal Gayle has taken to Twitter after the 85-year-old "Coal Miner's Daughter" singer suffered a stroke.

The 85-year-old singer, who celebrated her birthday on April 14, is now undergoing treatment at a hospital in Nashville and she is expected to make full recovery, according to her publicist Maria Malta. She was at her Hurricane Mills home when the stroke came on. The news was revealed via Lynn's website and social media accounts late Friday (May 5th).

It said Lynn's upcoming shows have been postponed on the advice of her doctors. Many of her songs are biographical based on her experiences and background.

Speaking about her new record recently, she said: "I think you try to do better with every record you put out".

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Her 1977 autobiography was made into a popular movie that brought an Oscar for Sissy Spacek's portrayal of the singer.

In 2005, Lynn won 2 Grammy Awards for her album Van Lear Rose.

Keep pulling for Loretta Lynn.

Fans, musicians and even the Grand Ole Opry sent out love and hope for a speedy recovery to the legendary singer. Her most recent album, "Full Circle", released a year ago, received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album, and a new disc, "Wouldn't It Be Great, ' is scheduled for release August 18".

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