Singer And Song-Writer John Prine Down With Coronavirus Symptoms
The family of the popular singer and song-writer, John Prine has posted about his state of health on his Twitter page. They have disclosed that the singer is critically-ill and he’s being treated for coronavirus symptoms.
He was hospitalised on Sunday and his symptoms worsened after he got admitted. he is currently placed on ventilator.
According to the release:
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 that John loves you.
Prine’s wife and manager, Fiona Whelan Prine tested positive for coronavirus this month. She said the couple, who live in Nashville, were quarantined and isolated from each other.
The 73-year-old Prine, one of the most influential figures in folk and country music, has twice fought cancer. Most recently, he was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013 and had part of a lung removed according to The Guardian U.K.
The surgeries affected his voice but Prine continued to make music and to tour. Before the breakout of the virus, Prine had shows scheduled in May and a summer tour planned.
Alan Merrill who wrote the song I Love Rock and Roll that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett, died on Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus, his daughter sad. He was 69.
Laura Merrill said on her Facebook account: “I was given 2 minutes to say my goodbyes before I was rushed out. He seemed peaceful.
John Prine is an American country-folk singer-songwriter. He has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970s, and is known for an often humorous style of country music that has elements of protest and social commentary.
He is a two-time Grammy-winner with The Missing Years and the album Beautiful Dreamer.
In October and November 2018, Prine was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In January 2019, he was announced as one of the inductees for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.