Loretta Lynn’s Broken Ribs Force Cancellation of Weekend Tour Dates

Accident Was Caused When a Guitar Fell From Her Closet

Loretta Lynn has rescheduled two tour dates this weekend after breaking two ribs in a fall at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn.

The accident occurred prior to an Aug. 31 concert at her ranch. The 78-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member still managed to perform the show.

“I’m like an accident waiting to happen these days,” she wrote in a message posted on her Facebook page. “I was trying to get my guitar down out of my closet, and the dang thing fell on top of me, causing me to fall into my dresser.

“All this happened right before my big Labor Day concert at my ranch in Hurricane Mills. I didn’t know how bad I hurt myself until the next day. Come to find out, I had broken two of my ribs.”

Lynn was scheduled to perform this weekend at two separate Choctaw Casino Resorts in Oklahoma. Friday’s (Sept. 6) show in Pocola has been rescheduled for Dec. 29. Saturday’s event in Durant has been moved to Dec. 30.

“I hate more than anything to have to miss shows, but it’s something you just have to do,” she wrote in her Facebook posting.

Lynn continues to maintain an active touring schedule. According to her website, her next show is set to take place Sept. 13 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

In a recent interview with Billboard magazine, she said she has several recording projects already completed, including a gospel album, a holiday album and a collection of mountain songs she recorded with singer-songwriter Shawn Camp.

She also expressed a desire to reunite with musician-producer Jack White for another project. The two collaborated for her 2004 album, Van Lear Rose.