Country legend Loretta Lynn is back home and taking it easy after a brief scare with Bacterial Pneumonia.
Lynn, 76, was taken ill Saturday on her tour bus and transported to a hospital for treatment. A representative for the singer later disclosed on Lynn’s website:
“Around 1:30 AM Saturday morning, Loretta awoke on her tour bus complaining that she was having a hard time breathing.”
Later, reps for the singer added:
“Loretta regretfully must cancel her shows for Ashland Ky, and Durham, NC for this weekend, due to illness. 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.”
Country website The Boot says that Lynn could be back up and singing by November 3rd, a date that’s rapidly approaching. While that sounds like an extremely brief recovery period for someone Lynn’s age, the singer recovered relatively quickly from a knee replacement earlier this year and got back up on stage to perform before her most recent illness.
The singer herself has commented on the incident and her recovery, pledging to rest at home until she’s well enough to perform. Lynn says:
“It was one scary night … But I am feeling better and just gonna take it easy for a couple of weeks!”
I’ve only had the pleasure of seeing Lynn perform once live, with the White Stripes at the Hammerstein Ballroom- Jack White and Lynn’s rendition of “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man” was amazing, but no recording seems to exist, so here is the duo performing “Portland, Oregon.”