Loretta Lynn says reports she’s on her deathbed are #FakeNews

Loretta Lynn & Garth Brooks in January; ABC RadioLoretta Lynn is lashing out against reports she’s in a nursing home and on her deathbed.

In a short video posted on her Facebook page, the Country Music Hall of Famer holds a tablet and reacts to what she’s just seen online.

"You're kidding me!” she says in disbelief. "I ain’t dead and neither is Willie! Both of us are coming back to life and we’re gonna raise hell.”

The 87-year-old mentions fellow legend Willie Nelson, who's also frequently had to address rumors of his demise.

Loretta goes on to blast the false reports in the post that accompanies the video.

“Well, through the years they’ve said I’m broke, homeless, cheating, drinking, gone crazy, terminally ill, and even dead!” she adds. “Poor things can’t ever get it right.”

“I guess if those old pesky tabloids are harassing me then they’re giving someone else a break,” Loretta continues, “But I’m about an inch from taking ’em to Fist City!”

“Fist City,” of course, is the Kentucky native’s self-penned number one from 1968.

Loretta closes her post with more than half-a-dozen hashtags: #raisinghell, #yourmommashouldataughtyoubetter, #tellthetruth, #fistcity, #trashtalkingtabloids, #fakenews, and  #liarliarpantsonfire.

The “Coal Miner’s Daughter” has been fighting back since suffering a stroke in 2017, followed by a broken hip last year.

In April, she was well enough to attend an All-Star Celebration in her honor at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, evening joining in to sing her signature song during the finale.

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“This is one y’all haven’t ever heard yet,” the group revealed on social media, posting a 30-second clip of their new song along with a portion of the lyrics. Called “Everything to Lose,” the tune focuses on the early stages of a new relationship.

“Everything that you do is driving me crazy / Dancing and singing along and it’s catching my ear, catching my eye,” the song begins. “Think that it’s been long enough, girl, you know I ain’t playing / So let’s blow this popsicle stand, girl, and kiss it goodbye...”

“Everything to Lose” will be the first taste of previously unheard music from Old Dominion since May, when they dropped three older songs that they’d written for previous projects but that didn’t make the cut.

The band released their self-titled third album in October of last year. That project includes hits like “Make it Sweet” and “One Man Band.”

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This is one y'all haven't ever heard yet. #everythingtolose is out tonight. #previouslyunreleased pic.twitter.com/L7kiYjHsk0

— Old Dominion (@OldDominion) July 2, 2020