Johnny Cash Hospitalized In Nashville
Pneumonia has once again put country singer Johnny Cash in the hospital. Cash, who was admitted to Baptist Hospital in Nashville yesterday (Feb. 11) according to a spokesperson, is listed in serious bPneumonia has once again put country singer Johnny Cash in the hospital. Cash, who was admitted to Baptist Hospital in Nashville yesterday (Feb. 11) according to a spokesperson, is listed in serious but stable condition this morning.
Cash, 68, was treated for pneumonia during a two-week hospital stay in October 1999. In 1998, he was hospitalized twice for it and said later he nearly died that fall. He was diagnosed in 1997 as suffering from a nervous system disease called Shy-Drager's syndrome, but later was told by doctors that was a misdiagnosis.
He said as recently as two months ago that his health was much improved.
A nine-time Grammy winner (plus the Lifetime Achievement honoree in 1999), is nominated this year for two more Grammy Awards for his latest work, "American III: Solitary Man" (American/Columbia) -- best contemporary folk album, and best male country vocal performance for the song "Solitary Man."
Last year, Cash was celebrated with the release of "Love God Murder" (Columbia/American/Legacy,) a three-disc box set that that groups much of the country legend's music by the key thematic strands running through his career. He also contributed a cover of "I'm On Fire" as a bonus track to "Badlands," the Sub Pop label's tribute to Bruce Springsteen's "Nebraska" album.
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