Prine said to be "stable"
Monday, March 30, 2020
– John Prine is in "stable" condition, according to his wife.
Fiona Prine, who herself had COVID-19, tweeted a second time because some had interpreted her initial tweet on Sunday to indicate John Prine was getting better.
"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."
In an earlier tweet, she said, "I have recovered from Covid-19. We are humbled by the outpouring of love for me and John and our precious family," Fiona Prine tweeted. "He is stabile. (sic) Please continue to send your amazing love and prayers. Sing his songs. Stay home and wash hands. John loves you. I love you."
Prine, 73, has twice suffered from cancer as well.
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