John Prine, 73, in Critical Condition After Hospitalization for COVID-19

Joe Akins
Mar 30, 2020
01:49 P.M.
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73-year-old country-folk musician John Prine has been declared to be in critical condition after experiencing a sudden onset of coronavirus symptoms. 


In the Prine family's announcement on Instagram, the grammy-winning singer is revealed to have been hospitalized since Thursday last week.

John Prine performs at John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on October 01, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


John Prine has been declared by his family to have been hospitalized since Thursday, March 26th, after he experienced symptoms of COVID-19. 

The American country-folk singer/songwriter is said to be in a critical condition, as revealed in the recent Instagram post. The Prine family made the announcement, and it read, 

"After a sudden onset of Covid-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday(3/26). He was intubated Saturday evening and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical."


The family went on to express their sadness at the news and appreciated the love that the fans have given to the star over the years. 

The post admonished the fans of the grammy-winning singer to support him with their love again, especially during these trying times. The post read, 

 "...And know that we love you, and John loves you."


Prine began his country singing career in 1971 with an Atlanta records-produced album, which was also self-titled. His music was once described by his fan Bob Dylan as "pure Proustian existentialism. Midwestern mind trips to the ninth degree."

The 73-year-old singer has battled cancer twice in his lifetime, first in 1998 and secondly in 2013. He is married to Fiona Whelan, who's also his manager.


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