Country music icon Loretta Lynn‘s frisky new puppy may have caused the star’s most recent health setback, a broken hip. “She has a new puppy — we don’t really know if she was chasing after the puppy or what, but she slid and fractured her hip. We blame the puppy!” Loretta’s daughter Patsy recently explained to PEOPLE with a chuckle. “Though the puppy brings smiles so there’s that.”
Fortunately, the 85-year-old singer-songwriter is in good spirits and is currently in rehab to recover from her fall. In May 2017, the star suffered a stroke and has been busy healing from that episode.
“She said she’s just mad about being back to laying up watching TV! Hopefully, she will recover quickly. She’s strong — it’s amazing she’s able to go through all she’s been through. She had a stroke in May and has been having band rehearsals and getting around great by herself; she’s recording, she’s finishing up another album. That’s what she’s been focusing on. She’s nonstop but she’s always been that way — it’s what keeps her going.” Hopefully the Kentucky native will be back on her feet and performing again in no time! We wish her the best!