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

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