Loretta Lynn Cancels Two Concerts Because of Pneumonia

Loretta Lynn canceled concerts in Kentucky and North Carolina this weekend after being diagnosed with “the beginning stages pneumonia.” After canceling Saturday’s (Oct. 22) appearance at the Performing Arts Center in Ashland, Ky., a spokesperson for the venue said the 76-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member had been hospitalized. Lynn plans to reschedule the Ashland concert and Sunday’s appearance in Durham, N.C. A statement on Lynn’s official website stated, “Loretta is doing well and is disappointed [about the cancellations] but feels confident she will be ready for upcoming November dates.” Her next scheduled date is Nov. 3 in Knoxville, Tenn. Lynn has a lengthy history of health problems. She canceled all of her August tour dates to prepare for knee surgery and was hospitalized in July because of dehydration and heat exhaustion. However, her live appearances this summer included Bonnaroo festival and the Grand Ole Opry.