Left Menu
Development News Edition

Country folk icon John Prine in 'critical' condition with coronavirus

PTI | Washington DC | Updated: 30-03-2020 06:29 IST | Created: 30-03-2020 06:29 IST
Country folk icon John Prine in 'critical' condition with coronavirus

Grammy-winning American singer John Prine has been hospitalized for coronavirus and is in "critical" condition, his family said Sunday. "After a sudden onset of Covid-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday," his family said in a statement posted to the country and folk singer's Twitter account.

"He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical," the statement said. A prolific songwriter and often whimsical performer, Prine, 73, was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in January.

He has had past surgeries for cancer in his neck and lung, and last July he rescheduled upcoming tour dates after doctors advised him he faced a stroke risk and needed surgery. "This is hard 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," his family said in the statement.

"Know that we love you, and John loves you." Prine's wife, Fiona, revealed on March 20 in an Instagram post that she had tested positive for coronavirus. In a video posted to her account, she said Prine had also been tested but his status was "indeterminate.".



Rethinking Rural Livelihoods in the Times of COVID-19

The reverse migration caused by COVID 19 pandemic has put an additional burden of about one crore people on Indian villages particularly in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal and Odisha. Besides increasing the risk of spreading the ...

‘Discounted Deaths’ and COVID 19: Anthropology of Death and Emotions

Death is a social event rather than the mere cessation of biological functions. As seen by anthropologists, death is not just physical but intensely social, cultural, and political....

Indigenous knowledge of communities a must for maximizing impact of community work

Generally, it has been observed that the majority of the academicians in higher education institutions neglect the wisdom of community people and throw their weight around thinking that they know everything and the community knows nothing. ...

In rebuking FBR, Pakistan’s courts take a stand for public health

The system, if implemented effectively, will allow Pakistans revenue service to combat the illicit trade in tobacco products and potentially add hundreds of millions of dollars to the states budget each year. ...


Latest News

Hungry man breaks into food joint, owner refuses to file case

A man broke into a roadside eatery in Maharashtras Yavatmal district to steal food as the coronavirus-induced lockdown had left him famished, said an official on Saturday. The incident happened on Wednesday night at Mor zhunka bhakar joint ...

Akshay Kumar alerts fans against fake casting calls for 'Filhall 2'

Megastar Akshay Kumar on Saturday alerted his fans against the fake casting calls for his song Filhall 2. The actor issued an official statement, notified his fans of the fake news, saying that the sequel will be portrayed by the original c...

Adityanath asks officials to provide financial help to those left destitute by lockdown

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday directed officials to provide interim assistance of Rs2,000 to those left destitute by the coronavirus lockdown and Rs1,000 to those who do have ration cards to get foodgrains. He als...

150 COVID-19 cases reported in Bihar today

A total of 150 more people were tested positive for COVID-19 in Bihar on Saturday, taking the total number of cases to 3,509 in the state. 150 more COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Bihar, taking the total number of cases to 3,5...

Give Feedback