John Prine’s family announced that the singer was hospitalized and intubated after experiencing symptoms COVID-19, and his wife recently provided an update regarding his husband’s condition.
“He is stable,” she wrote on Twitter Monday. “Please continue to send your amazing love and prayers.” Reached for comment, a rep for John Prine clarified that the singer “remains in the ICU and is stable on the respirator.”
The singer-songwriter representative confirmed that Prine was tested positive for coronavirus.
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
— Fiona Whelan Prine (@FionaPrine) March 30, 2020
“I need to clarify what I mean by ‘John is stable,’ ” Fiona wrote in a follow-up tweet. “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.”
After Prine’s family announced his condition, notable musicians, from Joan Baez and Roger Waters to Jeff Tweedy and Kacey Musgraves, displayed their support for their fellow artist, “John Prine lives in all our hearts,” Waters tweeted yesterday.
“One of the loveliest people I was ever lucky enough to know,” added Bette Midler. “He is a genius and a huge soul. Pray for him.”