Loretta Lynn's Brother Provides Update of Her Health Following Stroke

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The younger brother of Loretta Lynn is sharing news about the legendary country singer’s health, following a stroke in early spring.

Lynns younger brother, Herman Webb opened up to Closer Weekly with an update about her health after suffering a debilitating stroke this past May that left the 85-year-old “kind of” paralyzed on one side.

“[She can get around by] herself now, she just has to use a walker,” he said. “She’s doing really good — that’s the main thing!”

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Webb goes on to say that Lynn can now talk and told him that “she thought she’s going to be OK.”

And fans are definitely praying she is more than okay. Lynn was forced to postpone multiple appearances because of her health, but Webb shares music has been one of the more therapeutic methods of healing for her.

“It’s all she lives for,” he said.

Lynn was admitted to a Nashville hospital on May 4 after suffering a stroke in her Hurricane Mills, Tennessee home. Advised to stay off the road for a few weeks, Lynn was expected to make a full recovery. In mid-May, she moved from the hospital to a rehab facility.

Since her stroke, family has been providing fans with updates about her health, with sister, Crystal Gayle taking to social media to thank everyone for their prayers and well wishes.

Lynn canceled her upcoming tour dates through early July. In mid-June, three additional shows that were scheduled for July 7, 8 and 21 were also canceled. But good news, the next concerts listed on Lynn’s official website are scheduled for Aug. 24 and 25, at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.


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