Country legend Loretta Lynn was hospitalized on Saturday with the “beginning stages [of] pneumonia" according to her rep. The 76-year-old singer is said to be in stable condition.
According to her rep she's "doing well" although she has been forced to cancel shows in Kentucky and North Carolina that were scheduled for this coming weekend.
Shows cancelled for this coming weekend include a Saturday performance at the Performing Arts Center in Ashland, Ky. and Sunday in Durham, N.C.
Loretta Lynn Enterprises on Saturday posted the following message on the singer's official website:
“Doctors have diagnosed her as the beginning stages pneumonia, and will continue to need rest. Loretta is doing well and is disappointed but feels confident she will be ready for upcoming November dates."Lynn has been facing an uphill battle over the last year, in August the singer was forced to undergo knee surgery that saw shows cancelled and earlier in the year Lynn cancelled shows in Connecticut and Ohio after she suffered from heat exhaustion.
We wish Loretta Lynn a quick and safe recovery as pneumonia at her age must be carefully monitored and can be painful and exhausting to fend off.