John Prine Update: After 8 Days In The ICU, He Is Still “Very Ill”

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Danny Clinch

We have another update on the health status of legendary singer songwriter John Prine.

It was first revealed that John was in the hospital on Sunday, and since then, John’s wife Fiona has been updating his friends and fans via Twitter. At first it was announced that his “situation was critical” and eventually “stable,” however Fiona quickly corrected the public’s idea of “stable.”

And then late last night, Fiona delivered another update on his condition via Twitter:

“This is John’s 8th day in ICU . He is receiving excellent medical care and being treated with kindness and compassion by the entire team looking after him day and night. I cannot be with him which makes this nightmare all the more distressing. 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. I don’t have the words to adequately Thank You all for the outpouring of love and prayers that John and our family have received this last week. Please continue to send Love, Prayers and Positive Energy to John. He needs us now more than ever. John loves you and I love you too.”

Get well soon John.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock