Lynn cancels weekend shows
Saturday, October 22, 2011
– Loretta Lynn canceled her shows for Ashland Ky., and Durham, N.C. for tonight and tomorrow, due to illness.
Lynn's web site said, "Doctors have diagnosed her as the beginning stages pneumonia and (Lynn) will continue to need rest. Loretta is doing well and is disappointed but feels confident she will be ready for upcoming November dates."
Lynn's next scheduled date is Nov. 3 in Knoxville, Tenn.
The singer had to cancel shows in August due to knee replacement surgery.
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