Loretta Lynn hospitalised after stroke

Country music legend, 85, taken to hospital in Tennessee and expected to make full recovery, according to publicists

The country music legend Loretta Lynn has been taken to hospital after a stroke.

Maria Malta from Sony Music confirmed that the 85-year-old singer and songwriter was admitted to a Nashville hospital on Thursday night after the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.

Lynns website said she was responsive and expected to make a full recovery, but had been advised by doctors to stay off the road while recuperating. Upcoming shows would be postponed.

Lynn, originally from Kentucky, had a string of hits starting in the 1960s with the biographical Coal Miners Daughter, You Aint Woman Enough, The Pill and Ones on the Way.

Her songs reflect pride in her humble background and speak frankly of her experiences as a young wife and mother from poor Appalachia. She blazed a trail as a strong-willed singer and songwriter who wrote honest, and at times frank, songs about sex, divorce, cheating and even birth control.

Lynn had six children with her husband of 48 years, Moonie Lynn, who died in 1996.

Her 1977 autobiography was made into a popular movie that brought an Oscar for Sissy Spaceks portrayal. In 2005 she won two Grammy awards for her album Van Lear Rose.

<a href=”https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/mar/06/loretta-lynn-full-circle-review” data-link-name=”in” body link” class=”u-underline”>Lynn continues to tour and record regularly but had to postpone shows in 2016 after suffering injuries in a fall that required surgery. She is set to release a new album this August.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/06/loretta-lynn-hospitalised-after-stroke

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