Prine, 73, was hospitalized on Thursday and intubated Saturday evening and continues to obtain care however “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 assertion stated.
The information prompted tributes and supportive posts on social media.
Bette Midler, who has coated Prine’s track, “Hello in There,” tweeted
: “One of the loveliest people I was ever lucky enough to know. He is a genius and a huge soul. Pray for him.”
Musician Keb’ Mo’ devoted a web-based efficiency of “I’m telling You Now” to Prine on Twitter.
“We are going through a time that reminds us not to take anything for granted. We tell people we love them. This one today goes out to @JohnPrineMusic as we pray for his healing,” he wrote.
Prine’s official web site describes Prine’s trademark as an “ability to speak to the everyday experience of ordinary people with a simple honesty.”
The Grammy Award-winning
singer and songwriter has had almost 50-year profession enjoying a mix of nation and folks music.
Born in 1946, the Songwriters Hall of Fame
says that Prine started his profession in Chicago within the late 1960s after studying guitar aged 14.
Songs from his 1971 debut album had been later coated by musicians together with Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, John Denver and Norah Brown. In a 2009 interview, Bob Dylan listed Prine as one of his favorite songwriters
In 1981, Prince and his supervisor based Oh Boy Records
in Nashville, Tennessee. According to the label
, it’s the second-oldest artist-owned impartial document label within the US.
Prine has survived cancer twice
. In the late 1990s, he had surgical procedure to take away most cancers from his neck. The operation eliminated a chunk of his neck and adjusted the tone of his voice, deepening it and giving it a gravelly sound. In 2013, he underwent surgical procedure to take away most cancers in his left lung.