By Melissa Ruggieri, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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."
I need to clarify what I mean by “John is stable”. That is not the same as improving. There is no cure for Covid-19. He needs our prayers and love - as do the thousands of others who are critically ill. Stay at home. Wash your hands. We love you.
I have recovered from Covid-19. We are humbled by the outpouring of love for me and John and our precious family. He is stabile. Please continue to send your amazing Love and prayers. Sing his songs. Stay home and wash hands. John loves you. I love you
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.