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Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn Responds to Deathbed Rumors

It can be hard to watch great entertainers age. And when it comes to country music, few are as great as Loretta Lynn.

The petite, 87-year-old songstress from Butcher Hollow, Kentucky, has won multiple Grammys and American Music Awards. She has also recently taken to social media to let everyone know that she is still alive and healthy, thank you very much.

Lynn hasn’t exactly kept her recent health scares hushed up, and according to People, she suffered a stroke in early 2017. The incident caused her to cancel several shows and delay an album.

By 2018, she had recovered and attended a ceremony that saw Alan Jackson inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. But soon after, she fell and fractured her hip.

“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 O.K.,” her daughter, Patsy Lynn, said. “She’s up putting weight on it and starting her rehab now.”

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Indeed, Lynn recovered quickly enough to strike a defiant tone in an interview with People. “I wasn’t goin’ to let it stop me,” she said.

“You just can’t sit down and say ‘Hey, take me.'” However, she admitted that the incident terrified her.

“It’s a very scary thing when you find out you’re havin’ a stroke. I wondered if I could sing,” she said.

“Mommy said I was born singin’. That’s all I’ve ever done.”

Fortunately, the stroke didn’t take her voice. Now Lynn is making it clear that tabloid reports about her imminent demise won’t either.

According to People, Lynn posted a video to social media to let everyone know that tabloid rumors that she’s on her deathbed are anything but true.

The video opens with a wry-looking Lynn peering at a tablet.

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“Hey, this says I’m in a nursing home and I’m on my deathbed. You’re kidding me!” she exclaimed.

“I’m not dead and neither is Willie! Both of us are coming back to life and we’re gonna raise hell.”

She added in the video’s description, “Well, through the years they’ve said I’m broke, homeless, cheating, drinking, gone crazy, terminally ill, and even dead! Poor things can’t ever get it right.”

Though Lynn said she was glad that “those old pesky tabloids are harassing me then they’re giving someone else a break,” she stated that she was also “an inch from taking ’em to Fist City!” She followed it up with a series of hashtags that included “#yourmommashouldataughtyoubetter #tellthetruth #fistcity #trashtalkingtabloids #fakenews #liarliarpantsonfire.”

Glad to see that you still have some fire in you, Loretta — keep on making that magical music that only you can craft!

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A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in literature, Loren also adores language. He has served as assistant editor for Plugged In magazine and copy editor for Wildlife Photographic magazine.
A graduate of Wheaton College with a degree in literature, Loren also adores language. He has served as assistant editor for Plugged In magazine and copy editor for Wildlife Photographic magazine. Most days find him crafting copy for corporate and small-business clients, but he also occasionally indulges in creative writing. His short fiction has appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines. Loren currently lives in south Florida with his wife and three children.
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Wheaton College
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Florida
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English
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Entertainment, Faith, Travel




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