Singer John Prine in essential situation with COVID-19 signs

Americana and people legend John Prine has been hospitalized in a essential situation after creating signs of COVID-19.

The singer’s relations broke the information to followers in a Twitter message on Sunday.


“After a sudden onset of Covid-19 signs, John was hospitalized on Thursday (three/26),” his kin wrote. “He was intubated Saturday night, and continues to obtain care, however his state of affairs is essential.”

They continued: “That is laborious information for us to share. However so lots of you’ve got liked and supported John over time, we needed to let you already know, and provide the probability to ship on extra of that love and assist now. And know that we love you, and John loves you.”

The information prompted followers and celeb admirers to share their effectively needs on-line, with Star Wars icon Mark Hamill writing: “Get effectively quickly John!”, as musician Jason Isbell posted: “Sending our love to every of y’all. Hoping for the most effective.


The well being replace emerges days after John’s spouse, Fiona Prine, revealed she had examined constructive for the coronavirus on March 17, however defined the 73-year-old singer’s outcomes had come again “indeterminate”.

They determined to enter quarantine individually, as a result of most cancers survivor John – who underwent coronary heart surgical procedure final 12 months and just lately needed to scrap concert events because of a hip damage – was thought of to be within the high-risk group, if contaminated.

“To date, he’s advantageous,” Fiona mentioned of her husband’s situation on the time. “He’s all the time acquired somewhat one thing (medical problem) occurring, however he’s 73 years outdated and he might have some points, however he might not have this virus and I wish to hold it that means.

“This might not be virus for him to get, or anybody like him in his age group along with his underlying well being situations. It’s actually crucial that we keep dwelling.”


Prine has develop into the second large nation star to check constructive for the coronavirus – singer/songwriter Joe Diffie, 61, died from issues associated to the sickness earlier on Sunday, simply two days after revealing his analysis.