Knee surgery sidelines Loretta Lynn
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Knee surgery sidelines Loretta Lynn

Friday, March 18, 2011 – Loretta Lynn postponed shows through late March due to knee surgery, she said on her web site.

Due to a torn cartilage in her right knee, which is requiring surgery, Lynn postponed shows Mach 18-29. Rescheduled dates will be added at a later date. "We thank you for your understanding and patience," the web site said.

In a message from Lynn, she said, "Hello Friends, just wanted to tell everybody, thank you for all the get well wishes.. My Dr says I have a torn cartilage in my right knee. And they need to fix it, so I had to cancel and reschedule some of my up coming shows.. It ain't no big deal!! They say I will be in and out of the hospital in a couple hours ! But I won't be walking so good for a couple weeks! Ya'll make sure to go on my web site and see when we have the shows for March have been rebooked.. I love all of you and thank you again for your prayers..."

Shows were slated in Philadelphia on March 18, Austin on March 25, Marksville, La. on March 26, according to her web site.


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