A Tale of Two News Articles…

[Ed. Note: In fairness, the Daily Mail mentioned his cancer in the 35th paragraph.]

Published April 7th, 2020:

Grammy-winning Country Folk Singer John Prine Dies at 73 of Coronavirus Complications

by Rachel Sharp

Grammy-winning country folk singer John Prine has died at the age of 73 from coronavirus.

The singer, who was one of the most influential songwriters of his generation, died on Tuesday after a short battle with the virus.

Prine was hospitalized on March 26 suffering from symptoms of COVID-19.

He died Tuesday from complications caused by the infection at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, his family confirmed.

Continue Reading at DailyMail.co.uk…

Published July 23rd, 2019pce (Pre-Coronavirus Era):

John Prine Postpones Summer Shows, Doctors Cite “Elevated Risk for a Stroke”

from Jam Bands

Legendary songwriter John Prine has postponed eight upcoming concerts, and according to a statement posted on his behalf by his record label and family, he will require surgery in the near future.

“In consultation with his doctors, John has been advised that he has an elevated risk for a stroke,” reads the statement. “He will have surgery this week to insert a stent which will remedy the issue. He looks forward to a full and speedy recovery.”

This is not Prine’s first encounter with health issues. A bout with squamous cell cancer in the late-’90s, left him with altered vocal chords. And in 2013, he was diagnosed with operable lung cancer, and similarly had to postpone a number of gigs.

Most recently, Prine has been riding high after the release of his acclaimed studio LP The Tree of Forgiveness.

Continue Reading at JamBands.com…