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Country Legend John Prine Forced to Postpone Concerts to Undergo Unexpected Surgery

Pedro Marrero
Jul 25, 2019
04:52 A.M.

His representative posted an apology on the official Instagram account of the singer-songwriter explaining that due to the risk to his health, the dates of the remaining summer concerts would be relocated.


Health is always first and the doctor has told John Prine that his condition is delicate. He has a high risk of having a heart attack and it is imperative to operate him to place a stent. After this, they expect him to have a quick and complete recovery.

The dates affected are those scheduled for the shows in Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, and Oregon. The concert was also changed at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado, originally from July 28 to September 18.


Last year, Prine made the release of his latest album “Tree of Forgiveness”. Earlier, the record label “Oh Boy Records” had released a tribute album titled “Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: The Songs of John Prine”, with the collaboration of various revival folk characters.


The interpreter and Illinois native singer has been awarded as Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards and with the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album in 2005. It was the first album he released since 1997.



In 1998 he was diagnosed with throat cancer. After undergoing surgery, his fans believe that his voice was more low. In 2003, the British radio station BBC Radio 2 gave him an award in recognition of his entire career.


Label Oh Boy Records and family members apologize to the spectators of the shows and hope to please them with John's presentations as soon as he is recovered. Tickets are fully valid for reassigned dates. There will also be a refund process for those interested.


This reminds us of last year when Bill Murray made his Grand Ole Opry debut and surprised the audience by joining The Steeldrivers and John Prine onstage.

The Steeldrivers first thrilled the audience by bringing in John Prine as a special guest. Before they started playing Prine's 1971 hit, "Paradise," the banjo player, Richard Bailey, announced that another guest was behind the scenes waiting to come out. It was Bill Murray himself, giving everyone a night to remember.

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