Loretta Lynn, 85, has postponed her forthcoming album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, and cancelled all upcoming 2017 tour dates in light of her recent health issues.
The upsetting news about the country legend’s stroke was first shared on her official Facebook page. Now the musician is making progress but is still unable to tour.
According to the singer’s reps, she “continues to make great strides as she recuperates from her stroke from this past May. Per her doctor’s orders, Loretta needs to continue to focus solely on making a full recovery.”
Lynn shared in a note to fans the news regarding her forthcoming album.
“Thank you so much for all of your prayers, love, and support. I’m happy to say that I’m at home with my family and getting better by the day! My main focus now is making a full recovery so that I can get back to putting all of me into what I love, sharing my music with all of you. My new album, Wouldn’t It Be Great, was originally scheduled to come in August this year. I now want to wait to release it next year because this record is so special for me. It deserves me at my best and I can’t wait to share it. I want to thank everyone for hanging in there with me. I am getting stronger every day and can’t wait to get back out there with all of you. I’m just letting everybody know that Willie ain’t dead yet and neither am I, and I can’t wait to see all of you on the road!—Loretta Lynn”
Celebrities are sending their best wishes to the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer on social media.