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Prine remains "very ill"

Thursday, April 2, 2020 – John Prine remains "very ill" and in the hospital, his wife said on Thursday, but she was "very hopeful" in an update on the singer's condition.

Prine has been at a Nashville hospital for eight days due to being infected by the coronavirus.

Fiona Prine, John's wife, wrote on Instagram, "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 for me. 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 has received this last week. It means the world to us to have your love and support at this difficult time."

"On behalf of me and our boys- Jody Jack and Tommy - please know that we are keeping you all in our hearts with a prayer that you stay safe and healthy. 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."


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