John Prine’s Wife/Manager Fiona Whelan Prine Reveals Coronavirus Diagnosis

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Fiona Whelan Prine, the wife and manager of singer-songwriter John Prine, has announced she has contracted COVID-19.

In a video posted to her socials, the Nashville resident revealed she was diagnosed with COVID-19 earlier this week, and that John was also tested but results came back indeterminate. She says she is doing fine and also stated they are taking measures to protect John from catching the virus, which is especially serious to those who are older or with compromised health conditions.

“So many people have reached out to ask how we are and especially how John is, because many of you know that he’s had a lot of different health issues over the years, and he is definitely in that vulnerable population they’ve been talking about,” she shared. “So far, he’s fine. He’s always got a little something going on, but he’s 73 years old and he may have some issues, but he may not have this virus and I want to keep it that way.”

The couple is now self-quarantined and isolated from each other, as well as from other family members.

She also urged people to stay home to help prevent the virus from spreading.

“Please stay home. I think we will get through this if we do it together…I have all of you in my prayers. I absolutely do, and I know that I’m in yours. And we will get through this. Please stay well. Stay home.”


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