Monday, July 22, 2024

Prayers: Legendary Singer Songwriter John Prine is in ICU in Critical Condition, Had a Huge Renaissance In the Last 2 Years


Upsetting news from the family of the great singer songwriter John Prine. He has coronavirus, is in the ICU and in critical condition. His fans around the world I know are sending him prayers.

Ironically, John has had a huge Renaissance in the last couple of years. The author of staples like “Hello in There” and “Angel from Montgomery” re-emerged to accolades with his album, “The Tree of Forgiveness.” It went to number 5 on the charts, and Prine was suddenly be feted all over the world.

Two times Prine has survived cancer. We’ve got to put our money on him now. At 73, he has a lot more to do.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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