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John Prine's wife says the folk singer/songwriter is still "very ill"

03 April 2020, 15:01 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

John Prine's wife Fiona Prine has shared an update on his health after he was diagnosed with coronavirus, and says he's still "very ill".

Last weekend, the family of folk singer/songwriter John Prine shared a statement regarding his wellbeing, revealing he's receiving treatment after experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.

They wrote, "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."

Last night (2 April), Prine's wife shared an update on his health on his eighth day in intensive care. She writes that he is receiving "excellent medical care" but says she can't be with him. She adds, "As you know, John was put on a ventilator last Saturday. He still needs quite a bit of help with his breathing. Like many patients currently in ICU beds all around the world, John has pneumonia in both lungs. He has also developed some peripheral issues that are being treated with meds, including antibiotics. He is very ill and yet I remain hopeful that he can continue to fight this devastating virus and come home where we can care for him."

According to Vulture, Prine's wife - Fiona Whelan Prine - posted a video on Instagram last month (19 March) revealing she had tested positive for the virus, and confirmed that they were both in quarantine separately.

Last year, John Prine was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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