John Prine in Critical Condition From Coronavirus Complications

Sending healing thoughts to John Prine right now...

Written by Lauren Laffer
John Prine in Critical Condition From Coronavirus Complications
MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE - JUNE 15: John Prine performs at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 15, 2019 in Manchester, Tennessee. (Photo by Josh Brasted/WireImage)

UPDATE, 3/20/2020, 2:50p.m.: John Prine’s wife Fiona posted an update for his condition to her Twitter, writing that the singer is now in stable condition.

“I have recovered from Covid-19. We are humbled by the outpouring of love for me and John and our precious family. He is stable,” she wrote. “Please continue to send your amazing Love and prayers. Sing his songs. Stay home and wash hands. John loves you. I love you.”

His recovery remains ongoing.


John Prine is in critical condition due to complications from coronavirus, his family shared in a statement on Sunday (3/29). The family came together to share that Prine is in the hospital and his situation is serious.

“After a sudden onset of COVID-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday (3/26). He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care, but his condition is critical,” the statement read.

This is hard news for us to share,” it continued. “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 him now. And know that we love you, and John loves you.”

The news of Prine’s condition comes within hours of the devastating announcement that fellow country legend Joe Diffie passed from the worldwide pandemic.