Dolly Parton is a country music legend. From the early days of ‘I Will Always Love You’ right through to ‘9 to 5’ her impact on Nashville has been momentous. She is also a larger than life character, with her outrageous outfits, unashamed love of cosmetic surgery, and even her own theme park.
So, the public have been distressed by the news that Dolly has fallen ill. Reports suggest that she is bed ridden with pneumonia, the disease that killed fellow country star Merle Haggard last month. At 70, Parton is at high risk of suffering potentially fatal complications from the disease.
There is no news yet as to whether any dates from her upcoming Pure & Simple tour will be cancelled. We hope she makes a full and speedy recovery.