Loretta Lynn Breaks Shoulder
Lynn, 71, is scheduled to have shoulder replacement surgery Thursday at a Nashville hospital and then head home to recuperate, the Associated Press reports.
The injury forced to Lynn to cancel nine summer concerts in June and July, all of which will be rescheduled, according to the singer's Web site.
Lynn emerged on the country-music scene in 1961 with her first single, "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl." She had a string of hits through the years, including "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)," "Fist City" and the autobiographical single, "Coal Miner's Daughter" (also the title of her best-selling autobiography and Oscar-winning biopic starring Sissy Spacek).
Lynn recently released the album Van Lear Rose, produced by the White Stripes' Jack White.
Last year, she was forced to cancel a pair of concerts in Oklahoma and Texas due to a back injury.