It looks like the coronavirus has opened a fresh page with legends in the music world as legendary singer and multiple Grammy award winner, John Prine has been reported to be critically down with the COVID_19 epidemic by his family.
The singer and songwriter’s family took to Twitter on Sunday to announced that the 73-year-old John Prine is currently and critically down with COVID_19 while stating that he’s receiving medical care at the hospital.
“After a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday (3/26),” reads the announcement. “He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical. 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 John loves you.”
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— John Prine (@JohnPrineMusic) March 29, 2020
This follows the news of representatives for the country singer and songwriter Joe Diffie’s death at 61, from COVID-19.
Meanwhile, singer and world-class songwriter Jackson Browne had announced last week that he tested positive for the coronavirus but assured he was fine as the symptoms were mild while stating he was selfly quarantining at home.
As you may know, Jackson Browne and John Prine are among a wave of Baby Boomer songwriters who flooded American airwaves in the early 70s, alongside James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and many more.
John Prine started his music career officially in 1971 with a self-titled debut that caused immediate comparisons to Bob Dylan. Prine won a total of four Grammy awards and has more than 20 albums to his credit. He released his latest album “The Tree of Forgiveness” in 2018.