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Loretta Lynn's Health Takes A Turn For The Worse

Legendary country singer Loretta Lynn had a tough 2017 after she suffered a stroke that left her "kind of paralyzed" in May.  

"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," read the statement issued by her publicist.

Lynn, who was still touring at the time, was advised by doctors to postpone her shows so she could focus on her recovery. Her prognosis was good, and she was expected to make a full recovery, but she still spent three months in the hospital and at a rehabilitation center.

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Upon her release, the singer, known for her string of hits like "Coal Miner's Daughter," "You Ain't Woman Enough," and "One's on the Way," shared an update on her condition via Facebook.

"Thank you so much for all of your prayers, love, and support," Lynn wrote. "I'm happy to say that I'm at home with my family and getting better by the day. My main focus now is making a full recovery so that I can get back to putting all of me into what I love, sharing my music with all of you. I’m just letting everybody know that Willie [Nelson] ain’t dead yet and neither am I, and I can’t wait to see all of you on the road!"

Lynn pushed her album, "Wouldn't It Be Great," release date to 2018 so she could be well enough to promote it, but unfortunately, the new year is off to a rough start for her.

According to a statement on the Country Music Hall of Famer's Twitter page, she had a fall at the start of the year which caused her to fracture her hip.

"American music icon, Loretta Lynn is recovering from a fractured hip after a fall while at home," read the statement, which was released on January 8. "She is doing well and thanks all her fans for their thoughts and prayers."

Lynn's sister, Crystal Gale, also took to the social media platform to share an update on the singer's condition and ask for prayers.

"My birthday wish is for everyone to send love and prayers to my sister," Gayle tweeted. "I was with Loretta yesterday. She is in good spirits and is doing as well as can be expected with this type of injury. Thank you for your love, prayers and continued support!"

There are no details about how this setback will affect Lynn's album and tour plans, but at this time, her recovery is what's most important.

Lynn hasn't made any official public appearances since last October when she unexpectedly showed up to induct Alan Jackson into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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We're sending our prayers for a speedy recovery to Loretta Lynn.

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