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Published 8:10 AM EDT Mar 30, 2020
The family of John Prine says that the legendary singer-songwriter has been hospitalized since Thursday after a “sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms.”
According to the family's statement, Prine, 73, was intubated on Saturday, “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 18, Prine's wife and manager, Fiona Whelan Prine, announced she had the coronavirus. John Prine had been tested as well, but the results were “indeterminate.”
John Prine, 73, is a two-time cancer survivor. He was most recently diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013, which led to a surgical removal of part of a lung. He had stent surgery in 2019 and postponed tour dates to have hip surgery earlier this year.
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