Loretta Lynn’s Family Are Reportedly Preparing For Her Final Days

In early 2017, country legend Loretta Lynn suffered a stroke that left her fighting for her life. The 87-year-old singer, known for hits like “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” spent three months in the hospital and at a rehabilitation centre.

“Thank you so much for all of your prayers, love, and support,” Lynn wrote at the time. “I’m happy to say that I’m at home with my family and getting better by the day.”

Although Lynn was expected to make a full recovery, she never bounced back fully. She did regain her speech and motor skills, but another health setback a few months later took a toll on her well-being.

In January 2018, Lynn suffered a fall at home and the impact resulted in a fractured hip. This accident left with limited mobility. She started to rely on a walker and a wheelchair to get around.

The side effects of the stroke on her memory also manifest often.

“Every now and then, I’ll look around and think of my home and I’ll say, ‘Am I at the ranch?’ And [my daughter] Patsy will say, ‘No, Momma, you’re here in Kingston Springs.’ And it’ll kinda bring me back to reality,” Lynn told People in 2018.

The country singer gave her fans hope when she revealed that she wants to tour again, but a new report from RadarOnline indicates otherwise.

According to the celebrity news outlet, Lynn’s condition has taken a turn for the worse. Her family are reportedly preparing to relocate her to a nursing home where she will spend her final days.

“It’s so sad to see Loretta breaking down,” a source close to the singer told RadarOnline. In addition to requiring assistance with walking, Lynn also reportedly “suffers from glaucoma, so her vision is severely compromised.”

“Loretta already has in-house nursing care, and of course, her four kids are there with her most every day. But there’s still a fear that another fall is going to kill her, and she would be better off in a facility where she can be monitored at all times,” the source added.

The insider also revealed that Lynn’s close friends, including fellow country stars Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, are making plans to visit her “before it’s too late.”

Despite her failing health, Lynn still believes that she will be back on stage to perform.

“She talks to them about booking some concert dates. But of course, with her health and how unsteady she is on her feet, it’s just an impossibility. It allows Loretta to still hope – even though it’s becoming clear the end is near.”

Lynn’s family have not released a statement addressing the recent reports about her declining health. The singer’s last appearance was in April at an all-star tribute concert in Nashville to celebrate her 87th birthday.

We’ll be keeping Lynn in our thoughts and prayers.

Country Singer Announces Death Of 3-Year-Old-Son

The country music world got heartbreaking news today, when newcomer Granger Smith announced that this three-year-old son, River passed away in a “tragic accident.” Smith and his wife both posted the same announcement via their Instagram accounts.

Instagram – Granger Smith

I have to deliver unthinkable news. We’ve lost our youngest son, River Kelly Smith. Following a tragic accident, and despite doctor’s best efforts, he was unable to be revived. Amber and I made the decision to say our last goodbyes and donate his organs so that other children will be given a second chance at life.

Our family is devastated and heartbroken, but we take solace in knowing he is with his Heavenly Father. Riv was special. Everyone that met him knew that immediately. The joy he brought to our lives cannot be expressed and his light will be forever in our hearts.

If there are words to say more, I cannot find them in this moment. Love the ones close to you. There has never been a more difficult moment for us than this…

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please send donations to Dell Children’s Medical Center in River’s name. The doctors, nurses and staff have been incredible.

Instagram – Amber Smith

Though Smith didn’t say what the “accident” was, the Williamson County Police Department told Radar that their EMS and Fire Unit responded to a medical emergency call on June 5, a day before the announcement was made on Instagram.

Instagram – Amber Smith

Smith and his wife, Amber, were married in 2010 and are also parents to London, 7, and Lincoln, 5. Countless country superstars reached out on social media to share their condolences.

“I’m so sorry. Sending love to you and your family,” Cassadee Pope wrote.

“I cant imagine what y’all are going thru. Praying for u [sic] and ur [sic] family brother. We are heartbroken for u guys,” Jason Aldean shared.

“I am so, so sorry. Thinking of you and your family at this time,” Maren Morris wrote.

Instagram – Granger Smith

“I’m here for you if you need anything at all bro just hit me up,” fellow newcomer Kane Brown said.

“I am so, so sorry,” American Idol alumnus Lauren Alaina wrote. “We will make a donation in his honor and will encourage our friends to do the same. Sending all my live [sic] and prayers.”

“Man I’m am [sic] so sorry to hear this for you and your family,” Jake Owen said. “You are such a great, hardworking, kind human being and I know how much your family means to you. Wow. I can’t imagine what y’all are going through. Prayers to you and your family.”

Instagram – Amber Smith

“I am so heartbroken,” RaeLynn expressed. “I am praying for you and your family in this time. I just can’t imagine the pain your heart is feeling. Praying for peace over you!”

“Love you guys bro,” Russell Dickerson wrote. “Praying for God’s amazing peace like only he can bring. Love y’all so much buddy.”

Instagram – Amber Smith

It’s hard to fathom losing a child, especially at such a young age, and I only hope the family can find the peace they’re looking for in this time.