John Prine In Critical Condition With COVID-19 Symptoms

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Country folk singer John Prine is in critical condition with symptoms of COVID-19, his family said Sunday.

“After a sudden onset of Covid-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday (3/26),” read a statement shared on social media. “He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical.

“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 on more of that love and support now. And know that we love you, and John loves you.”

On March 17, the 73-year-old singer’s wife Fiona shared her own COVID-19 diagnosis. “John … was also tested and his came back ‘indeterminate.’ There's a chance he may not have this virus, and we are working really, really hard and being really diligent about all of the protocols,” she said in a video message.

“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.”

News of Prine's condition came only hours after country music fans lost Joe Diffie to complications from COVID-19.

Prine was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Grammys.

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