73 year old Singer-Songwriter John Prine has been hospitalized with coronavirus.

He was taken to the hospital Thursday and was intubated Saturday. The Prine family stated that “His situation is critical.” Highly considered a top tier songwriter, and known for his often whimsical style of country music. John Prine is one of the more influential Nashville Artists in history. It’s difficult for us to hear about his current position. 

“I need to clarify what I mean by “John is stable”. 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.” -Fiona Whelan Prine

The 73-year-old Prine, one of the most influential 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. The surgeries affected his voice but Prine continued to make music and to tour. Before the onset of the virus, Prine had shows scheduled in May and a summer tour planned.

“When I get to heaven, I’m gonna shake gods hand. Thank him for more blessings than one man can stand.” – John Prine.

Lets pray John Prine has a lot more blessings to come.