After being hospitalized and diagnosed with COVID-19, singer/songwriter and Grammy winner John Prine, 73, is now in stable condition.
His wife and manager, Fiona Whelan Prine, shared the news with fans on Monday (March 30), revealing that his condition has gone from critical to stable. She also shared that she has fully recovered from the coronavirus and thanked everyone for their prayers.
“I have recovered from Covid-19. We are humbled by the outpouring of love for me and John and our precious family,” Fiona wrote in a Tweet. “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.”
On Sunday, a statement posted to John Prine’s social media accounts revealed that he had been intubated and was in critical condition.
“After a sudden onset of Covid-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday (3/26). He was intubated Saturday evening and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical.” the Prine family shared. “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.”
Many country stars, including Kacey Musgraves and The Highwomen’s Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby, took to social media to ask fans to pray for Prine.
“Come on handsome Johnny. We need you here just a little while longer,” Carlile wrote on Instagram. “You’ve given us all so much and you are so loved. I’m praying for you and Fiona tonight and every day until this is over. ❤️ to say that I love you both doesn’t even begin to tell the story.”
John Prine is regarded as one of the world’s most acclaimed artists and songwriters of all time. Known for a blend of country/folk msic, Prine is a two-time Grammy winner and Lifetime Achievement Recipient, a 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and a PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient. Throughout his career, his songs have been recorded by artists such as Johnny Cash, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and more.