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Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn Suffers Broken Hip after Stroke

Updated On 09 Jan, 2018 Published On

Loretta Lynn has been convalescing after breaking her hip in a fall at her home on Jan. 1.

People magazine spoke with Lynn’s daughter Patsy about the incident. She said,

“She had an accident on New Year’s Day and fractured her hip. At my mom’s age it’s so dangerous when it comes to the hip, so we’re all just grateful she seems to be okay. She’s up putting weight on it and starting her rehab now.”

Loretta Lynn broke her hip on January 1

Loretta Lynn broke her hip on January 1

Source: People

Patsy also disclosed the cause of the accident. Turns out, it might have been a new puppy.

“She has a new puppy — we don’t really know if she was chasing after the puppy or what, but she slid and fractured her hip. We blame the puppy!” Patsy said. “Though the puppy brings smiles so there’s that.”

Source: Loretta Lynn's Facebook

Lynn was recovering from her May 2017 stroke when she broke her hip. She had made her first public appearance post-stroke in October during a ceremony to induct friend Alan Jackson into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Patsy also said that Lynn was in great spirits and wanted to return to work soon.

“She said she’s just mad about being back to laying up watching TV! Hopefully, she will recover quickly. She’s strong — it’s amazing she’s able to go through all she’s been through. She had a stroke in May and has been having band rehearsals and getting around great by herself; she’s recording, she’s finishing up another album. That’s what she’s been focusing on. She’s nonstop but she’s always been that way — it’s what keeps her going.”

Lynn is known for her strong work ethics. The accident and broken hip only seem to have made her restless.

“They tell me to rest all the time, but I’m not tired! I don’t have to work now. I don’t have to, but I love to,” Lynn had said after the stroke.

 Loretta Lynn’s long list of achievements includes three Grammys, eight Country Music Association Awards (including the first female vocalist award presented in 1967) and a Kennedy Center Honor. Her country music career goes back to the 50’s. She has given hit numbers like Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Pill, I’m a Honky Tonk Girl and Don’t Come Home A-Drinkin.