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Country music star Tammy Wynette was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday in Nashville, Tenn., because of a severe infection. Wynette, best known for her 1969 song "Stand by Your Man," was in intensive care at Baptist Hospital where she was admitted Tuesday, spokeswoman Evelyn Shriver said. "A sudden major infection has invaded her body," Shriver said in a statement. "This current illness overcame Ms. Wynette very quickly as just the night before (Monday) she recorded a duet with Aaron Neville for her upcoming duet project." Shriver said no additional information would be released. The hospital referred all questions to Shriver.

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