The country music legend had an unfortunate home accident and suffered a compromising injury.
Loretta Lynn was at her mansion in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, on January 1, when she accidentally slipped and fell on the floor breaking her hip, an injury quite dangerous at her 85 years of age as her daughter explained.
According to Country Music Family, her daughter Patsy revealed that Lynn is doing pretty well despite her broken hip and is now starting her rehab to fully recover from her injury as soon as possible.
A funny fact is that Patsy believes the cause of the accident was a new puppy that Lynn has and was probably running down the house while the singer chased him around ending up with a displeasing fall.
The music star had been recovering from a stroke she had back in May 2017, that made her postponed the release of her new album and to cancel all her tour dates.
However, the Coal Miner’s Daughter singer has a really strong health and by October 2017 she was seen at the Country Music Hall of Fame for her long-time friend Alan Jackson’s induction.
The singer's sister, Crystal Gayle, took to social media to ask fans to pray for Lynn’s promptly recovery and told her followers she is doing well after the accident.
"I was with Loretta yesterday. She is in good spirits and is doing as well as can be expected with this type of injury."
Crystal Gayle, Instagram, January 8, 2018.
The brunette beauty is known for her 1976 biographical hit Coal Miner’s Daughter, which became a book and an Oscar-winning film in 1980, starring Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones.
Lynn was born in 1932, the second of eight children, and raised in the mining community of Butcher Hollow, Van Lear, Kentucky. During her 60 years career, she has had multiple gold albums and has recorded more than 70 songs.