Country music monarch Loretta Lynn, who was scheduled to play Penn’s Peak near Jim Thorpe on May 12, has suffered a stroke, according to her website.
“American country music legend Loretta Lynn was admitted into a hospital in Nashville last night after she suffered a stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee,” the statement at wwwlorettalynn.com said.
The Penn’s Peak show was the next scheduled after that.
Her website lists the Penn’s Peak show as postponed; her next scheduled show after that was in Indiana in September.
Lynn, whose best-known song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” also was the title of an Academy Award-winning movie about her life, has played Penn’s Peak several times in recent years, with shows t in 2007 and 2009.
In October 2011, at a show that already had been rescheduled because of back problems and reconstructive knee surgery, Lynn cut a show at Penn’s Peak short, stopping after less than 55 minutes when her voice gave out.
Lynn, 82, in a 60-year career has become the most awarded female country recording artist of all time – a member of both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and was the first woman chosen as the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year in 1972.