Dying Loretta Lynn was forced to abandon her longtime Tennessee home and ranch after doctors ordered her to be closer to a hospital! The 86-year-old country legend suffered a debilitating stroke in 2017 and then a fall that broke her hip in 2018 — and now, it’s feared a medical crisis could kill her if she doesn’t get immediate care. Click through RadarOnline.coms gallery to find out more.
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Lynn lived in a remote ranch that, unfortunately, was dangerously distant from aid. “It takes an ambulance a whopping 30 minutes from the hospital out to the ranch — and that’s way too long,” a source revealed.
Now, her current Nashville residence is a mere three minutes from an emergency room. “She’s currently staying closer to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in case of any emergencies,” said the source.
Lynn nearly died alone when she had a stroke on May 4, 2017. The songbird was immobile on the floor of her mansion in Hurricane Mills for a hellish 14 hours until her grandson found her. A heartbreaking 911 call obtained by Radar captured the dramatic moment her panicked grandson pleaded for assistance.
Then, only months later, the star suffered another setback. On Jan. 8, she revealed she’d fractured her hip — a debilitating injury that often leads to death for people over 70.
Now, the “Coal Miner’s Daughter” singer is being tended by full-time medical staff. “Loretta has a 24-hour certified nurse who monitors her vitals and makes sure she’s getting the nutrition she needs. The nurse also helps her get ready for physical therapy, which Loretta’s been doing on her left arm,” noted the source.
The hitmaker’s devoted family also watches her closely so she’ll never be alone and in peril again. “Her daughters Patsy and Peggy are there just about daily, and some of the other kids who live nearby see her,” said the source. “If she needs something, she’s got it.”
Lynn’s faltering health led her to cancel her May 2018 performance at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Okla., but the plucky performer is not giving up the idea of a comeback in 2019. The icon, who “spends her days writing songs and poems and painting,” has vowed to return to the stage — even if it’ll be the last time fans see her alive. “She’s said she’ll probably be on stage when she exits this world,” the source said.
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