Country artist John Prine hospitalized with COVID-19

John Prine
Posted at 10:24 PM, Mar 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 23:25:00-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Musician John Prine was hospitalized after a "sudden onset" of coronavirus symptoms, his family says.

Prine, 73, was hospitalized on Thursday and intubated Saturday night and continues to receive care but "his situation is critical," according to a family statement posted on his verified Twitter account.

"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. And know that we love you, and John loves you," the statement said.