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Musician John Prine has been hospitalized after showing coronavirus symptoms

Musician John Prine has been hospitalized and is in a critical condition after showing coronavirus symptoms

Musician John Prine was rushed to the hospital over the weekend and is in critical condition after showing symptoms of the deadly coronavirus.

The 73-year-old musician’s family posted a statement on his verified Twitter page on Sunday afternoon, stating that he was hospitalized on Thursday “ after a sudden onset of Covid-19 symptoms. ”

While he remains in the hospital and is being treated, “his situation is critical,” the family’s statement said.

Update: Musician John Prine was rushed to hospital over the weekend and is in critical condition after showing symptoms of deadly coronavirus

Update: Musician John Prine was rushed to hospital over the weekend and is in critical condition after showing symptoms of deadly coronavirus

“This is difficult news for us to share,” the family’s statement continued. “But many of you have loved and supported John over the years, we wanted to let you know and give you the opportunity to give more of that love and support now.”

“And know that we love you and John loves you,” the family’s statement concluded.

Prine is just the latest entertainer to fall ill with coronavirus symptoms, with others like Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and Joe Diffie, the latter of whom passed away on Sunday.

Difficult news: “This is difficult news for us to share,” the family’s statement continued. “But many of you have loved and supported John over the years, we wanted to let you know and give you the opportunity to pass on more of that love and support now”

Born in Maywood, Illinois, Prine has been performing since the 1970s after learning the guitar at the age of 14.

After serving in World War II, Prine moved to Chicago, where he became an integral part of the folk music revival in Windy City, after being discovered by Kris Kristoferson.

His self-titled debut album was released in 1971 by Atlantic Records, which led to his Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

Career: Born in Maywood, Illinois, Prine has been performing since the 1970s after learning to play the guitar at age 14.

Career: Born in Maywood, Illinois, Prine has been performing since the 1970s after learning to play the guitar at age 14.

Career: Born in Maywood, Illinois, Prine has been performing since the 1970s after learning to play the guitar at age 14.

Prine’s career spans 24 albums, including his most recent The Tree of Forgiveness from 2018, peaking at number 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

He has won four Grammy Awards, two for Best Contemporary Folk Album for The Missing Years from 1992 and Fair & Square from 2006, plus the Hall of Fame Award in 2015 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

Widely considered one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, with Bob Dylan declaring that he was one of his favorite writers in 2009, Prine was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2019.

Grammy Winner: He has won four Grammy Awards, two for Best Contemporary Folk Album for The Missing Years from 1992 and Fair & Square from 2006, plus the Hall of Fame Award in 2015 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020

Grammy Winner: He has won four Grammy Awards, two for Best Contemporary Folk Album for The Missing Years from 1992 and Fair & Square from 2006, plus the Hall of Fame Award in 2015 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020

Grammy Winner: He has won four Grammy Awards, two for Best Contemporary Folk Album for The Missing Years from 1992 and Fair & Square from 2006, plus the Hall of Fame Award in 2015 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020

Prine was diagnosed with squamos cell cancer in 1998, which resulted in major surgery and radiation, which eventually gave a serious tone to his voice.

He was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013, but after having another surgery to remove it, he was back on tour six months later.

Prine lives in Nashville with his wife Fiona Whelan, their children Tommy and Jack and his stepson Jody Whelan.

Diagnosed: Prine was diagnosed with squamos cell cancer in 1998, which resulted in major surgery and radiation, which eventually gave a serious tone to his voice

Diagnosed: Prine was diagnosed with squamos cell cancer in 1998, which resulted in major surgery and radiation, which eventually gave a serious tone to his voice

Diagnosed: Prine was diagnosed with squamos cell cancer in 1998, which resulted in major surgery and radiation, which eventually gave a serious tone to his voice

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