John Prine's Wife Fiona Updates Fans on Country Singer's Health After Hospitalization for COVID-19

Junie Sihlangu
Mar 31, 2020
09:27 A.M.
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On Monday, March 30, 2020, John Prine’s wife, Fiona Whelan Prine, took to social media to give an update on hers and her husband’s coronavirus diagnosis.


On Sunday, John’s family revealed that he was very ill and had caught the coronavirus. The singer-songwriter remains hospitalized.

The star was taken to the hospital last Thursday after experiencing symptoms of the virus. At the time, the singer’s wife had revealed that John “was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care.”

John Prine performs during the Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park on July 30, 2017, in Newport, Rhode Island | Photo: Taylor Hill/WireImage/Getty Images


Fiona recovered from COVID-19

In her first tweet, Fiona, his wife, explained that she had “recovered from Covid-19.” The singer’s wife thanked his fans for their support during this trying time.

He needs prayers and love

She revealed in her post that he was “stable” and asked for continued love and “prayers.” The musician’s wife also encouraged people to “sing his songs.”


Asking for love and prayers

She ended her post by urging people to stay at home and wash their hands. A few hours later, Fiona wrote a second tweet to clarify some of the things she said in the first one.

She explained that her husband being “stable” didn’t mean he was improving. Fiona elaborated that her husband needed “prayers and love” as there was no cure for the virus.


Being isolated from his wife

She also asked the same for people all around the world. The “Hello In There" vocalist, 73, has been isolated from his wife as they both tried to heal from the virus.


Prine’s cancer diagnosis

John is well-known for his influence in folk and country music. In 2013, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and had part of his lung removed.


Singing despite voice issues

That was his second bout with cancer. The surgeries affected his voice but that didn’t stop the star from making more music and going on tours.

His planned tour

Before being diagnosed with COVID-19, John had shows scheduled in May and a summer tour planned. The musician began his recording career with a self-titled debut in 1971.

Over the years he’s won four Grammy awards.


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