Country singer Loretta Lynn was recently diagnosed with early stages of pneumonia,the Huffington Post reports. The 76-year-old spent the weekend in the hospital, having to cancel a performance that would have taken place on Sunday.
The representative of Loretta Lynn announced the media that the singer will not be able to perform on Sunday at the Performing Arts Center in Ashland, Ky. and Sunday in Durham, N.C, as she is hospitalized. The reason: early stages of pneumonia. According to the representative, her fans that expected to see her over the weekend won’t be let down, as the show will be rescheduled for when the country music star will feel better. Loretta feels “disappointed”, but is “confident she will be ready for upcoming November dates”, her rep says.
The news first appeared on the official site of Loretta Lynn Enterprises. The statement, posted on Saturday evening, said that Lynn will not make it to her upcoming shows due to illness.
Loretta young has had to deal with several problems regarding her health in the past year. In the early summer of 2011 she had to cancel a number of shows because of “heat exhaustion”. She then returned on stage to perform at the Grand Ole Opry, but after that, in August, she had other performances cancelled. This time, she had to undergo a knee surgery.
At present, she “is doing well”, her representative says and will go back on stage starting November.