Country super legend Loretta Lynn was rushed to the hospital over the weekend after suffering a stroke.
The 85-year-old music star was at her home when the stroke hit. Lynn was still touring her music, but has been advised by doctors to postpone all her shows for the near future.
Lynn, a coal miner's daughter, shot to fame in the '60s with her biographical hits "Coal Miner's Daughter," ''You Ain't Woman Enough," ''The Pill," and "One's on the Way."
Loretta Lynn's publicist released this information on her website:
"American country music legend Loretta Lynn was admitted into a hospital in Nashville Thursday night after she suffered a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee.
She is currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.
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."
Loretta's sister, Crystal Gale, had this so say:
"Many of you have heard that my sister, Loretta Lynn, had a stroke. She's a strong woman and I know she'll come out of this. Our family appreciates your prayers, love and support. We pray for a speedy recovery."
The hope is that Loretta will recover completely, but with strokes (especially at her age) it is never a sure thing. Lynn has been kept in the hospital for 5 days now with no expected release date.
We are sending our prayers to Loretta Lynn and her family at this time.