Fans who arrived at Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, for her annual Labor Day concert were disappointed to hear that the iconic 84-year-old singer was unable to perform. Rare Country reports that during the event, Lynn’s sister Crystal Gayle read a note to fans from Loretta in which she revealed that she had fallen and said, “I injured my chest and can’t get a deep enough breath to sing.” Filling in for Lynn, Crystal sang at the concert, as well as Lynn’s twin daughters Peggy and Patsy, who performed several of Lynn’s most popular hits.
On September 7, official word was given that Loretta would be cancelling a series of September shows so that she can have minor surgery. Although her injuries are not described as serious, her doctors have advised her to stay off the road until she has made a complete recovery.
Loretta has been on the road promoting her newest album, Full Circle, which received her highest-ever chart debut on the all-genre Billboard 200 following its March release and was described in July by Rolling Stone to be one of the top 25 Country & Americana albums to be released so far in 2016. The record is available via Amazon and iTunes.
For information on when Loretta's shows will be rescheduled, fans are encouraged to visit LorettaLynn.com.