Loretta Lynn shattered her hip after falling at home on New Year’s Day. Family members said the 85-year-old country legend is recovering and in good spirits.
“At my mom’s age it’s so dangerous when it comes to the hip, so we’re all just grateful she seems to be okay,” the singer’s daughter, Patsy Lynn, told People magazine.
Apparently, Loretta was playing with her new puppy and she may have tripped over the little guy while doing so:
“She has a new puppy — we don’t really know if she was chasing after the puppy or what, but she slid and fractured her hip. We blame the puppy!” says Patsy with a laugh. “Though the puppy brings smiles so there’s that.”
Lynn is recovering from a stroke she suffered in May of 2017 and this minor setback is not getting her down.
“She’s in great spirits — she’s just aggravated because she was recovering so well and getting around. Now, this is a setback. She said she’s just mad about being back to laying up watching TV! Hopefully, she will recover quickly. She’s strong — it’s amazing she’s able to go through all she’s been through. She had a stroke in May and has been having band rehearsals and getting around great by herself; she’s recording, she’s finishing up another album. That’s what she’s been focusing on. She’s nonstop but she’s always been that way — it’s what keeps her going.”
Loretta Lynn had multiple gold albums in her almost 60 year career with famous for hits including: “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)”, “Don’t Come Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)”, “One’s on the Way”, “Fist City”, and “Coal Miner’s Daughter” along with the 1980 biographical film of the same name.
Lynn has received numerous awards from both the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music as a duet partner and an individual artist. She is the most awarded female country recording artist and the only female ACM Artist of the Decade (1970s).
Get well soon!