Reba McEntire Shares ‘Difficult’ Health News with Fans

Country music legend Reba McEntire recently shared some challenging news with her loyal fans. In an Instagram post, she revealed that, under the advice of her doctor, she has been forced to reschedule three upcoming shows due to her health. Reba expressed her gratitude for the understanding and support of her fans during this challenging time.

Rescheduling Shows for Vocal Rest

“My doctor has advised me to go on vocal rest, so I have made the difficult decision to reschedule this weekend’s shows. All tickets will be honored for the new dates. Thank you for understanding! Love, Reba,” wrote the talented singer.

The affected shows include Thursday night’s performance in Raleigh, NC, Friday’s show in Columbus, Ohio, and Saturday night’s show in Indianapolis, IN. These shows will now take place in December.

Fans Show Their Support

Fans quickly flooded Reba’s social media with messages of love, prayers, and well wishes. One fan replied, “Please take care of yourself & your voice first! Your health is more important to us than any show. We love you Reba! God Bless you!” Another fan sent love and prayers, while yet another reminded Reba that the shows can always be performed at a later date.

Taking Care of Her Health

Reba is currently on vocal rest to ensure a full recovery and to protect her voice, an instrument she has shared with the world for years. It’s important for her to prioritize her health, and her loyal fanbase fully understands and supports her decision.

A Tribute to Loretta Lynn

Amidst her health struggles, Reba also took the time to pay tribute to the late country music icon, Loretta Lynn, who recently passed away at the age of 90. Reba shared a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, reminiscing about the similarities between her late mother and Loretta Lynn. She also expressed her gratitude for Loretta’s impact on the world of country music.

Reba’s words touched the hearts of her followers, who were moved by her sincere and emotional tribute to two powerful women who shaped her life.


Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955), or simply Reba,[1][2] is an American country music singer and actress. Dubbed “the Queen of Country”,[3] she has sold more than 75 million records worldwide.[4] Since the 1970s, McEntire has placed over 100 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 25 of which reached the number one spot.[5] She is an actress in films and television.[6] She starred in the television series Reba, which aired for six seasons. She also owns several businesses, including a clothing line.[7]

One of four children, McEntire was born and raised in Oklahoma. With her mother’s help, she and her siblings formed the Singing McEntires, which played at local events and recorded for a small label. McEntire later enrolled at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and studied to become a public school teacher. She also continued to occasionally perform and was heard singing at a rodeo event by country performer Red Steagall. Drawn to her singing voice, Steagall helped McEntire secure a country music recording contract with PolyGram/Mercury Records in 1975; she relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, with her mother that year.