On Sunday evening, the family of John Prine shared some devastating news regarding the iconic singer-songwriter’s health. As the post noted,

After a sudden onset of Covid-19 symptoms, John was hospitalized on Thursday (3/26). 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.

On Monday morning, Prine’s wife, Fiona, shared a few more details regarding her and her husband’s health:

Within minutes of the Sunday post, well-wishes for John Prine began to flood social media. Everyone from Roger Waters to Brandi Carlile to Joan Baez sent healing vibes to the ailing artist as he continues to receive treatment. You can check out a selection of the messages of love below.

Joan Baez – “Hello In There” [John Prine cover, for John and Fiona]

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Of course, people from all walks of life have been singing Prine’s praises for decades. Below, watch actor/comedian Bill Murray recall an anecdote in which Hunter S. Thompson opens his eyes to the humor in Prine’s work, specifically “Linda Goes To Mars”, which helped him get through a hard time.

A Message from Bill Murray on John Prine [2017]

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We love you, John. Hang in there.