Skip to main content

Country music legend Loretta Lynn has pneumonia

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 9:07 PM EDT, Sat October 22, 2011
Loretta Lynn speaks at the 44th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 10, 2010.
Loretta Lynn speaks at the 44th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 10, 2010.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Loretta Lynn cancels two shows due to the illness
  • She perhaps is best known for "Coal Miner's Daughter"
  • She feels "confident" she will recover for November dates, statement says

(CNN) -- Country music legend Loretta Lynn has been hospitalized with pneumonia, according to the Ashland, Kentucky, theater where she was scheduled to perform Saturday night.

The Paramount Arts Center posted information about the postponement on its website.

A statement posted on the 76-year-old singer's website confirmed the cancellation, citing Lynn's illness.

"Loretta regretfully must cancel her shows for Ashland, KY and Durham, NC for this weekend, due to illness," it said. "Doctors have diagnosed her at the beginning stages (of) pneumonia, and (she) will continue to need rest. Loretta is doing well and is disappointed, but feels confident she will be ready for upcoming November dates."

Born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, Lynn was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988. She is perhaps best known for the song "Coal Miner's Daughter." Other hits include "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl" and "You Ain't Woman Enough."

Lynn had knee replacement surgery in August, forcing her to cancel tour dates. In July, she was hospitalized and treated for heat exhaustion and dehydration because of high temperatures in Tennessee.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT