Loretta Lynn delays 2 Iowa shows, cites exhaustion

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2010 file photo, singer Loretta Lynn poses in the press room during the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Newly discovered documents indicate country music legend Loretta Lynn is three years older than she has led people to believe, a change that undermines the story told in "Coal Miner's Daughter." (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

October 29, 2013 9:07:19 AM PDT
Country music legend Loretta Lynn is postponing two shows in Iowa because of exhaustion.

A statement from Lynn's representative on the singer's website says the 81-year-old started feeling poorly midway through her three-week tour and is taking some time off to be treated.

The statement says Lynn, who just finished a Canadian tour, is rescheduling both Iowa shows.

Last year, the singer postponed two shows to undergo more physical therapy following total knee replacement surgery.

Lynn was born in the coalfields of eastern Kentucky and chronicled her life in an autobiography and song, both titled "Coal Miner's Daughter."