John Prine Hospitalised In 'Critical' Condition With COVID-19 Symptoms

30 March 2020 | 9:45 am | Staff Writer

The Prine family issued a statement today.

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Americana legend John Prine is in a "critical" condition after being hospitalised with COVID-19 symptoms. 

The family of the US songwriter issued a statement today, announcing that Prine was hospitalised last week. 

"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."

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Prine was scheduled to embark on his first Australian tour since 1993 in April, however the trip was called off in February "following the advice of his doctors regarding an existing hip injury".

As well as headline shows around the country, the Illinois-born artist was also set to perform at the now-cancelled 2020 Bluesfest event.