LORETTA LYNN, 86 GOSE HOME TO DIE!
Country queen quits hospital after shocking new health crisis
FOLLOWING a terrifying new stroke scare that landed Loretta Lynn “on basic life support” in the hospital, the country legend has returned to her Hurricane Mills Ranch in Tennessee believing she only has weeks to live!
“Loretta doesn’t feel she has much time left,” confesses a source.
The 86-year-old songbird, who suffered a stroke in May 2017, was felled by a “really horrible stomach flu” on Oct. 17, says her daughter Patsy, but also showed signs of another stroke.
“Loretta had already been confined to bed for a few days, but then she began to feel an intense dizziness and numbness on her right side,” a friend reveals. “She told her family, ‘It’s happening again,’ and was rushed to a Nashville hospital.”
She was admitted just hours before she was scheduled to ake the stage in Nashville to receive an Artist of a Lifetime Award at a CMT ceremony. Close friend actress Sissy Spacek, who won an Oscar portraying Loretta in the biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter, filled in for the ailing star.
The friend says Loretta “was on basic life support” in the hospital, hooked up to an IV for dehydration and oxygen to battle a respiratory infection from the flu.
While Loretta hadn’t suffered another stroke, “she was told another could happen at any time and that they wanted to keep her hospitalized and under observation for several days.”
But Loretta told medics she feels like “she is near the end
and wants to go out on her own terms, back at her beloved ranch with her loved ones by her side.
“She demanded she be unhooked from those things and be sent home.”
Earlier, after a miraculous recovery from her 2017 stroke, she returned to the stage and “had her agents look into booking her a dozen or so concert dates for 2018,” the friend says.
But in January, she broke her hip in a fall at home and was forced to scrap any notion of touring.
She also suffers from glaucoma and a weak immune system, so any flu can turn into deadly pneumonia, say sources.
Now, the possibility of another devastating stroke is very present in Loretta’s mind, insiders say.
A friend adds the country queen, who has seen two of her six children precede her in death, still mourns the death of her husband, Mooney Lynn, who passed away in 1996 at age 69 of diabetes-related illness.
“Loretta is already planning her funeral, which she wants to be a big celebration of her life and career, right there on the ranch,” says a source. “She says she’s ready to meet her maker, and finally be reunited with her beloved husband Mooney.”
Loretta was rushed to Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville hours before she was set to accept a prestigious award
The ailing star demanded to return to her beloved ranch after telling docs her time had come After a legendary career, the Coal Miner’s Daughter is ready to call it quits