John Prine in stable condition following hospitalisation from COVID-19

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

John Prine Performing

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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:

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

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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