Loretta Lynn’s Daughter Shares Update After Undergoing Surgery for Recurring Cancer: 'It’s a Hard Long Journey'

Clara Marie "Cissie" Lynn initially announced the surgery in a Facebook post on Feb. 12

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Loretta Lynn Instagram Loretta Lynn and daughter Clara Marie "Cissie" Lynn

Loretta Lynn's daughter is sharing an update on her health.

Clara Marie "Cissie" Lynn posted a message on Facebook on Thursday after undergoing surgery for cancer on Feb. 13 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

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"Just want to thank you all for your prayers and support it’s a hard long journey but by god's grace I will get through it," Cissie, 71, wrote. "I’m staying with my daughter right now but will return home soon. I miss my puppies and some friends there."

She added that she wished to one day go live on a "beach having beautiful flowers" but had to find the perfect spot. She also thanked people for their support.

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In a previous Facebook post in February, Cissie shared that her cancer had returned after a decade, noting, "This one is worst [sic] than the other it also is in my mouth."

She said she would be undergoing surgery the next day, and admitted that she was anxious about the procedure. "God how I wish my sweet mama could just hold me tonight," she wrote at the time. "That’s all I will say it too hard to talk about this one anymore."

Her family also shared the news of her surgery via Loretta's Facebook page. "Today, Loretta’s daughter Cissie is undergoing a critical surgery in her battle against a recently reoccurring cancer. Your prayers for Cissie and her family would mean so much to us," they wrote on Feb. 12.

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Cissie is also a country singer, and in 2011 she released an album with her husband, John Beams, which featured covers of some of her mom's songs. Loretta, who died in October 2022 at the age of 90, produced the album.

"I was definitely honored to do that," Cissie told Nashville Music Guide while recording the album in 2011. "It's hard to explain my feelings. My children and my grandchildren will listen to this album and say that their Mama and their Grandma did this all."

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