Loretta Lynn has shoulder surgery

Loretta LynnFrom Reuters – NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – Country singer Loretta Lynn underwent successful shoulder replacement surgery on Thursday after injuring herself in a fall, her agent said.Lynn, 71, has canceled nine concerts scheduled for this month and next month since falling as she tried to get into a chair at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee on Sunday.

“The surgery went very well,” said her agent, William Smithson, adding that she will be released from the hospital next week.

Lynn, a legend in country music, is best known for her song, “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and has rebounded from a career slump following the death of her husband, Mooney. Her latest album, “Van Lear Rose,” was produced by White Stripes frontman Jack White.

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