Breaking News: Loretta Lynn hospitalized after stroke

Loretta Lynn performs at the Ryman Auditorium Friday, April 14, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo: George Walker IV / The Tennessean)

USA TODAY NETWORK/Juli Thanki, The Tennessean   Published 7:38 p.m. ET May 5, 2017 

Loretta Lynn was Nashville's first prominent woman to write and record her own material, and was one of the first female music stars to generate her own hits. Karen Grigsby / USA Today Network - Tennessee

NASHVILLE — Country music legend Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke at her Tennessee home Thursday night and was hospitalized, according to a post on her official website.

Maria Malta, a publicist for Lynn, confirmed Friday that the 85-year-old singer and songwriter was admitted into a Nashville hospital after suffering the stroke at her home in Hurricane Mills, the Associated Press reported.

According to the Friday afternoon post on her website, Lynn is “currently under medical care and is responsive and expected to make a full recovery.”

Upcoming events on her tour schedule will be postponed; more information on those dates will be posted on Lynn’s website ( in the coming days.

In April, Lynn celebrated her 85th birthday by playing two sold-out shows at the Ryman Auditorium. She’s scheduled to return to the Ryman in August; those concerts will coincide with the release of her forthcoming album Wouldn’t It Be Great.