John Prine’s wife provides update as folk music hero remains hospitalized with coronavirus
John Prine is still hospitalized with coronavirus.
By Melissa Ruggieri
March 31, 2020
John Prine’s wife says the folk musician is “stable” as he continues to battle the coronavirus.
Prine was hospitalized last week and intubated over the weekend. His family's report on Sunday was that his "condition was critical." However, as Fiona Whelan Prine clarified on Twitter, her saying that Prine is "stable" now "is not the same thing as improving."
Prine's spokesperson told Rolling Stone that the singer is still in the ICU and "stable on the respirator."
Prine, 73, has suffered through a couple of bouts of cancer, including in the late ‘90s and then in 2013 when he announced he had an operable “non-small cell carcinoma” in his left lung.
Some of Prine’s musician friends, including Joan Baez and Roger Waters, have offered their well-wishes.
Melissa Ruggieri has covered music and entertainment for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 2010 and created the Atlanta Music Scene blog. She's kept vampire hours for more than two decades and remembers when MTV was awesome.