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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 08:08 PM

John Prine Hospitalized With COVID-19 Symptoms: 'His Situation Is Critical'

Source: Rolling Stone

“John was hospitalized on Thursday,” family says in statement. “He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care." John Prine has been hospitalized since Sunday after suffering symptoms synonymous with novel coronavirus. While his exact medical condition is unclear, “his situation is critical,” his family said in a statement Sunday.

“After a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday. He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical,” the Prine family wrote. “This is hard news for us to share. But so many of you have loved and supported John over the years, we wanted to let you know, and give you the chance to send out more of that love and support now. And know that we love you, and John loves you.”

An update on John pic.twitter.com/fPQbv0tLyB — John Prine (@JohnPrineMusic) March 29, 2020 On March 20th, Prine’s wife Fiona revealed that she had tested positive for the coronavirus, and while her husband also tested, his status remained “indeterminate” at the time. “There’s a chance he may not have this virus,” Fiona Prine said on Instagram, “and we are working really, really hard and being really diligent about all of the protocols. We are quarantined and isolated from each other and members of the family. It’s hard, I won’t lie, but it’s absolutely important.”

Prine’s health issues over the past few decades have been well-documented, as has the singer’s comebacks: In the late-Nineties, Prine was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer in his neck; after rounds of radiation, surgery and a year of rehabilitation, Prine returned to music, his deepened voice a battle scar from the cancer fight. In 2013, Prine announced he had an operable cancer, “non-small cell carcinoma,” in his left lung, briefly sidelining him...

Read more: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/john-prine-covid-19-symptoms-974909/



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Reply John Prine Hospitalized With COVID-19 Symptoms: 'His Situation Is Critical' (Original post)
appalachiablue Mar 29 OP
Pillow talk Mar 29 #1
deurbano Mar 29 #2
DenverJared Mar 29 #3
appalachiablue Mar 29 #4
olddad65 Mar 30 #12
appalachiablue Mar 30 #15
cate94 Mar 30 #16
TNNurse Mar 29 #5
deurbano Mar 29 #6
Kali Mar 29 #7
mahina Mar 29 #8
SergeStorms Mar 29 #9
deurbano Mar 30 #10
SergeStorms Mar 30 #13
pecosbob Mar 30 #11
jimmil Mar 30 #14

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 08:16 PM

1. even when he was young, john prines voice never matched his look.

 

Which is true with most great vocals.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 08:45 PM

2. Damn it! I saw him last May. One of my top 5 musical artists, & he continues to write great songs.

He's already been through so much health-wise. Sending all my love and best wishes.... (Sounds too much like "hopes and prayers," though.)

These f*cking times.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 09:52 PM

3. It is very sad

The odds are very much against those who are 70+

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Response to DenverJared (Reply #3)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:03 PM

4. Not Jackson Browne, singer, 71, quarantined, mild symptoms; lucky!

Musician Jackson Browne Has Coronavirus and A Message:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/103426932

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 01:35 AM

12. John Prine and Jackson Browne are my 2 favorite songwriters ever.

Im a month and 4 days older than Jackson Browne. He has been writing and singing songs about my life since the first time I ever heard his first album.

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Response to olddad65 (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 08:16 AM

15. Both great, I began listening to JB in college & saw him in concert.

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Response to olddad65 (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:43 AM

16. Yes!

Both are wonderful lyricists!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:04 PM

5. This feels so personal.

He is such a huge part of the soundtrack of my life.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:20 PM

6. Me, too.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:31 PM

7. damn

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:34 PM

8. Oh no...

I knew he wasn’t well because he was scheduled to play here on Tuesday and I was given tickets by a family member who knows I live him. He played the Hawai’i Theater last time, a lovely historical venue, and he was so great.

Love to you John and Fiona.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:36 PM

9. A great, great talent.

And one helluva nice guy. My best thoughts are with you, John. Beat this thing, please!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 12:00 AM

10. Here is Joan Baez sending him prayers and singing "Hello in There."

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Response to deurbano (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:08 AM

13. Always loved that song.

Even as a young man it made me think about what was going on in older peoples' minds, and to treat them kindly. Now I'm old enough to know what goes on in an older person's mind. John's always had wonderful insight into the human condition. It would be tragic if we were to lose his voice.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 12:23 AM

11. Truly a national treasure

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 08:09 AM

14. I got to know John Prine in 1972

I was kind of late in being introduced to him and his music. There is always something real in his songs and performances. He really did touch me in so many ways from, "You Flag Decal," to "There's a hole in Daddy's arm." He is a part of my life as I spread the gospel of Prine to my friends and loved ones. Here's hoping to see you perform again my friend.

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