Country singer Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized following a stroke.
According to her website, Lynn “was admitted into a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, Thursday night after she suffered a stroke at her home in nearby Hurricane Mills.”
“She is currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery,” the site went on to say. “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.”
Born to a Kentucky coal miner, Lynn burst on to the country music scene with a string of hits, including “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind),” “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” “Fist City,” and her most famous, “Coal Miner’s Daughter.”
Her 1977 autobiography, “Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner’s Daughter,” was made into a popular movie starring Sissy Spacek, who won an Oscar for Best Actress in 1981.
Lynn won two Grammy Awards in 2005 for her album “Van Lear Rose.”
Last year, Lynn was forced to postpone several concerts after suffering injuries from a fall that required surgery. She is set to release a new album this August.