NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Country music legend Loretta Lynn fractured her hip in a fall at her home in Tennessee.
A statement posted to the singer’s website said: “American music icon, Loretta Lynn is recovering from a fractured hip after a fall while at home. She is doing well and thanks all her fans for their thoughts and prayers.”
On Monday, her sister and fellow country artist Crystal Gayle posted an update about her sister on social media, writing, “I was with Loretta yesterday. She is in good spirits and is doing as well as can be expected with this type of injury.”
Lynn’s hip fracture is the latest health setback for the 85-year-old singer. Last year, she was forced to cancel her tour and delay the release of her latest album after suffering from a stroke she suffered in July. In October, she made a surprise appearance at The Country Music Hall of Fame when Alan Jackson was inducted into the august body.
A Country Music Hall of Fame member herself, Lynn is best known for her biographical hits “Coal Miner’s Daughter”, “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)”, and “One’s on the Way”.
Her 41st studio album “Wouldn’t It Be Great” is slated to be released via Sony Legacy later this year.