Loretta Lynn Recovering From Surgery

Country music singer Loretta Lynn arrives at the 52nd Annual BMI Country Awards in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 8, 2004. AP Photo

Loretta Lynn underwent shoulder joint-replacement surgery Thursday and is expected to make a full recovery, a spokesman said.

The country queen, 71, injured her left shoulder on Sunday in a fall at her home in Hurricane Mills, about 60 miles west of Nashville.

Spokesman William Smithson said the surgery went well and Lynn was resting in her room. She was expected to be hospitalized through the weekend.

2The injury forced the cancellation of nine concerts scheduled in June and July. In February last year, Lynn was forced to cancel a pair of shows in Oklahoma and Texas because of pain from a back injury.

Lynn is a three-time Grammy winner and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She's best known for her autobiographical hit "Coal Miner's Daughter" and songs like "Rated X," "The Pill" and "Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)."


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