Loretta Lynn to Undergo Surgery Following Recent Fall, Will Miss Additional Shows
According to information posted on Lynn's official website, her appearances in Renfro Valley, Ky., on Sept. 9; in Newell, W.V., on Sept. 10; and in Bristol, Tenn., on Sept. 17 have all been postponed "until further notice;" additionally, Lynn was scheduled to appear at the Grand Ole Opry on Sept. 16, but according to a Facebook post from the Opry, she will no longer be able to perform. Staff at the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, where Lynn was scheduled to perform in Newell, write on Facebook that ticketholders will receive refund information via email, but further details about the other dates have yet to be announced.
"American country music legend Loretta Lynn is at home recuperating from a recent fall ... Although her injuries are not serious, she will be undergoing minor surgery," a statement reads, "and Loretta’s doctors have advised her to stay off the road until she’s made a full recovery."
Lynn's fans first learned of her fall over Labor Day Weekend. When concertgoers showed up for her Labor Day show, which takes place each year at Lynn’s Hurricane Mills, Tenn., ranch, they were informed that the 84-year-old singer had fallen and injured herself earlier that week and would not be performing. Lynn’s sister, Crystal Gayle, read a note to fans from Lynn that explained “I injured my chest and can’t get a deep enough breath to sing."
Lynn is on the road promoting her newest album, Full Circle. The project earned Lynn her highest-ever chart debut on the all-genre Billboard 200 following its release on March 4. The record is available via Amazon and iTunes.
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