Loretta Lynn’s Brother Says She’s Talking, Walking By Herself Following Stroke
Loretta Lynn's brother, Herman Webb, has offered an update on his country legend sister following her stroke in early May. Although she was "kind of" paralyzed on one side after the stroke, Webb says that Lynn is "doing really good" now.
"She can talk, and Loretta told me that she thought she’s going to be okay," Webb tells Closer Weekly. He adds, "Her left side was kind of paralyzed, but [she can get around by] herself now, she just has to use a walker."
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.
“She seems to be coming along pretty good," Webb says, noting that making music has been helping Lynn recover, too. “She’s doing really good — that’s the main thing!”
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Updates on Lynn's recovery process have been few and far between; however, on May 10, Lynn’s sister, singer Crystal Gayle, wrote, “Thank you for all the prayers and well wishes for Loretta. Keep them coming! We are lucky, in this day and age, to have wonderful doctors and nurses taking great care of her.”
Immediately following her stroke, Lynn canceled her upcoming tour dates through early July. In mid-June, three additional shows, scheduled for July 7, 8 and 21, were canceled. 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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