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Loretta Lynn recuperating after hospitalization for pneumonia

October 24, 2011 |  2:15 pm

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Country queen Loretta Lynn is back home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., after being hospitalized briefly to treat the beginning stages of bacterial pneumonia.

“Around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Loretta awoke on her tour bus complaining that she was having a hard time breathing,” according to a statement released Monday by the 76-year-old singer’s office.

The "Coal Miner's Daughter" was taken to the emergency room at a hospital in Bowling Green, Ky., diagnosed with pneumonia, treated and released.

“It was one scary night,” Lynn said in the same statement. “But I am feeling better and just gonna take it easy for a couple of weeks.”

She is expected to make her next scheduled appearance on Nov. 3 in Knoxville, Tenn.  Earlier this year,  she had to skip a booking at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio after undergoing knee surgery.

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Photo: Loretta Lynn, left, with actress Sissy Spacek in Nashville at the 2010 Country Music Assn. Awards. Credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images. 

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