Country music veteran John Prine finds himself in a “critical” situation in the hospital after a “sudden onset” of coronavirus.
Prine’s family released a statement on the 73-year-old singer’s Twitter account tonight (March 29).
“After a sudden onset of Covid-19 symptoms,” says the message, “John was hospitalized on Thursday (March 26). He was intubated on Saturday night and continues to receive treatment, but his situation is critical.”
The message continues: “This is difficult news for us to share. But so many of you have loved and supported John over the years that we wanted to let you know and give you the opportunity to send more of that love and support now.
“And know that we love you and John loves you.” See the message below.
An update on John pic.twitter.com/fPQbv0tLyB
– John Prine (@JohnPrineMusic) March 29, 2020
John Prine has been touring around the world recently, although he had to end a recent Australian tour due to a hip injury.
Earlier this evening (March 29), it was announced that country music legend Joe Diffie died after complications from the coronavirus.
A number of other musicians have announced that they have contracted coronavirus in the past few weeks. Ed O’Brien of Radiohead revealed that he “most likely” has coronavirus, while Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan and Andrew Watt, Post Malone songwriter and Cardi B have both revealed that they have the virus, along with a member of the Australian heavy rock band Ocean Grove.
New Orleans DJ Black N Mild died recently after contracting the virus earlier this month.