Loretta Lynn is still recovering from injuries suffered during a Labor Day weekend fall. The country icon required minor surgery and was forced to cancel a hometown show in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, along with a Grand Ole Opry appearance, a headlining gig at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion festival, and shows in Kentucky and West Virginia.
“Loretta’s doctors have advised her to stay off the road until she’s made a full recovery,” reads a statement on Lynn’s website.
And it seems the recovery is taking a bit longer than anticipated. The singer has now been forced to pull out of two shows this weekend at the legendary Gruene Hall in New Braunsfels, Texas. Venue officials say they’re looking for dates to reschedule, but ticket holders will be offered a full refund.
Lynn injured her chest in the fall and apparently cannot get enough breath to sing. The 84-year-old treasure keeps a busy tour schedule all year long, and it seems this latest setback won’t change that very much. She has a calendar full of tour dates set through May 2017, with her next show October 8th in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.