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Loretta Lynn resting at home from dehydration

July 16th, 2011 6:32 am by Associated Press

Loretta Lynn resting at home from dehydration

In this Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, singer Loretta Lynn poses in the press room during the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Country star Loretta Lynn says she is recovering from heat exhaustion that forced her to cancel two we

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Loretta Lynn, recovering from dehydration, says she'll need to stay out of her garden in the stifling heat.

"There ain't a tomato worth it," she said in a statement released Friday.

Lynn, 76, known as "the coal miner's daughter," canceled two weekend shows in eastern Ohio and Mashantucket, Conn., so she could recover from heat exhaustion.

"I have got to stay out of my garden when it's 100 degrees outside," she said. Lynn lives on a ranch some 60 miles west of Nashville.

The statement said she was home resting Friday.

Lynn plans to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry Saturday, July 23, and resume touring Aug. 1 with a show in Lancaster, Pa.

"I hate having to miss my shows," she said. "I love getting out on the road and seeing everybody."

Her 1977 autobiography, "Coal Miner's Daughter," was made into a movie that won an Oscar for Sissy Spacek, who portrayed her.

More recently, Lynn in 2009 co-wrote a song with Elvis Costello, "I Felt the Chill," for his album "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane."

She was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988.

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