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Loretta Lynn Cancels Additional Tour Dates Following May Stroke

Loretta Lynn canceled concerts July 2017
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As she continues to recover from her stroke in early May, Loretta Lynn has canceled additional tour dates. Two of the shows were scheduled to take place in Iowa in July, while another was scheduled for South Dakota during the same month.

According to the Des Moines Register, Lynn’s performance at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 7 as well as her performance at Dubuque, Iowa’s Five Flags Center on July 21 have been canceled; both shows are no longer listed on Lynn’s official website. Additionally, the website for the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science reports that Lynn’s July 8 show at the Sioux Falls, S.D., venue has also been canceled, although that stop is still listed on Lynn’s official website.

Hoyt Sherman Place, the Five Flags Center and the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science all cite “circumstances beyond our control” as the reason for the cancellations of Lynn’s concerts. The Five Flags Center and the Washington Pavilion of Arts & Science report that they are hoping to reschedule their tour stops sometime in 2018.

Lynn’s stroke occurred on May 4 at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; following the stroke, the legendary singer-songwriter was admitted to a Nashville hospital, and doctors advised her to stay off the road for a few weeks. Lynn is expected to make a full recovery, and in mid-May, she was moved from the hospital to a rehab facility.

“Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes for Loretta. Keep them coming!” Lynn’s sister, singer Crystal Gayle, wrote on May 10. “We are lucky, in this day and age, to have wonderful doctors and nurses taking great care of her.”

No additional updates as to Lynn’s recovery process have been provided. The next concerts listed on Lynn’s official website are scheduled for Aug. 24 and 25, at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Lynn celebrated her 85th birthday on April 14. On Aug. 18, she will release a brand-new album, Wouldn’t It Be Great; the following week, on Aug. 25, an exhibit about Lynn will open at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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