John Prine in stable condition following hospitalisation from COVID-19

His wife also reports that she has fully recovered from the coronavirus.

Singer-songwriter John Prine is now in stable condition following his hospitalisation for COVID-19. Despite this, he remains on breathing-assistance and continues to be treated for the coronavirus.

On 31 March, John Prine’s wife, Fiona Whelan Prine shared that she has “recovered from COVID-19”. She then provides an update on her husband’s current condition, saying that “He is [stable]”. Read the full Tweet here:

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In a follow-up tweet, she further clarifies that although her husband is now in stable condition, it “is not the same as improving”.

John Prine was hospitalised on 26 March following a “sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms”. Three days later, he was reported to be in critical condition by his family in a Facebook post.

Since his hospitalisation, the two-time cancer survivor has received a number of musical-tributes and well wishes from friends and peers in the industry.

Folk icon Joan Baez recently shared a performance of Prine’s Hello In There. In her video she addressed Prine directly. “John, this song I have sung of yours has been one of the most requested songs in my repertoire for over 40 years.” she says, “let me sing it to you and send [it] along with my best wishes and prayers”.

Hello In There

For John and Fiona Prine.

Posted by Joan Baez on Sunday, March 29, 2020

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Indie rocker Adrianne Lenker from Big Thief also took to Instagram to upload a performance of Prine’s Summer Ends on Instagram, writing “I’m beyond grateful for the gift of his songs, sending love to his whole family”.

COVID-19 recently claimed the lives of country legend Joe Diffie, and veteran musician Alan Merrill.

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