Loretta Lynn has entered rehabilitation to continue her recovery from a recent stroke, according to an update from the singer’s team via Twitter. The 85-year-old performer was originally hospitalized in Nashville on May 5th.
“Loretta thanks everyone for their prayers, love and support,” reads a tweet from the singer’s official account. “She has moved to rehabilitation and we’re happy to report she is doing great!”
Updates on Lynn’s progress have been scarce since the original health episode, which forced the singer to cancel her upcoming tour dates. Lynn’s sister Crystal Gayle did offer an optimistic account of progress on May 10th, thanking fans for their support.
“We are lucky, in this day and age, to have wonderful doctors and nurses taking great care of her,” she wrote. “Plus, they have to put up with our dramatic and crazy family and friends.”
According to Lynn’s official website, she is expected to make a full recovery and resume her touring schedule.
In April, she announced plans for her new full-length album Wouldn’t It Be Great, which was co-produced – like Lynn’s 2016 album Full Circle – by John Carter Cash and Lynn’s daughter Patsy Lynn Russell. Lynn also played a pair of celebrated birthday shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in April.
Loretta thanks everyone for their prayers love and support. She has moved to rehabilitation and we're happy to report she is doing great!
— Loretta Lynn (@LorettaLynn) May 15, 2017