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UPDATED: Singer-songwriter John Prine’s wife, Fiona Whelan Prine, took to social media Monday to update fans on her coronavirus-stricken husband’s status, saying he is “stable,” after conveying the day before that he was in critical condition.

“I have recovered from Covid-19,” she tweeted. “We are humbled by the outpouring of love for me and John and our precious family. He is stable. Please continue to send your amazing love and prayers. Sing his songs. Stay home and wash hands. John loves you. I love you.”

She subsequently tweeted a clarification, to make sure followers did not assume he is by any means out of the woods. “I need to clarify what I mean by ‘John is stable.’ That is not the same as improving. There is no cure for COVID-19. He needs our prayers and love — as do the thousands of others who are critically ill. Stay at home. Wash your hands. We love you.”

On Sunday, statements attributed to the family on social media had taken a more dire tone. “After a sudden onset of Covid-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday (3/26),” the statement said. “He was intubated Saturday evening, and continues to receive care, but his situation is critical.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.”

Members of the music community and celebrities from other media immediately reacted on social media.

“Sending our love to each of y’all. Hoping for the best,” tweeted Jason Isbell. “Sending every positive thought I have left your way, John,” wrote Seth Meyers. “Get well soon John!” tweeted Mark Hamill.

Wrote Brandi Carlile, “Come on handsome Johnny. We need you here just a little while longer. You’ve given us all so much and you are so loved. I’m praying for you and Fiona tonight and every day until this is over. ❤️ to say that I love you both doesn’t even begin to tell the story.”

Fiona Whelan Prine, who also acts as her husband’s manager, had previously been reported to be diagnosed with coronavirus. At the time her having contracted the disease was made public, via her Instagram posting March 19, she said her husband had been tested but results were “indeterminate.” The couple was said to be quarantined apart from one another at home at that point.

Prine, 73, is one of the most celebrated songwriters of the past 50 years, and has continued to tour and record recently. He fought off cancer in the late ’90s and again in the early 2010s.

Prine and his wife are longtime Nashville residents. The music community there was already reeling Sunday with news of the coronavirus-related death of country star Joe Diffie.