AceShowbiz - Country star Margo Price is "praying more than ever" after her husband Jeremy Ivey was hospitalized with serious coronavirus symptoms over the weekend.
The "Hands of Time" singer took to Instagram on Monday, April 13, to go public with the couple's private "nightmare," revealing guitarist Ivey has been suffering from the flu-like symptoms associated with the disease for more than two weeks.
He previously tested negative for COVID-19, but has continued to feel ill, and when he was left struggling to breathe at the weekend, Ivey headed to an emergency room near their Nashville, Tennessee home to seek professional help.
"The last couple weeks have been really difficult for many reasons, but one of the things I've kept private is that my husband @jivey has been experiencing a lot of the symptoms for #covid19," Margo posted.
"He was first tested 12 days ago at a drive up clinic in Nashville and it took nearly 9 days to get the test results back. They were negative but Jeremy is still having symptoms including extreme shortness of breath."
"It got so bad that he went into the ER a couple days ago to get tested again. We just got the results back this morning and they were 'inconclusive.' They said he needs to come back in a third time since he is still having symptoms."
Margo, who welcomed a baby girl with Jeremy last summer (19), explained she is particularly concerned about her man because he has an underlying condition which could complicate matters should he eventually test positive for the coronavirus.
"Jeremy is borderline diabetic/hypoglycemic which makes him high risk," she continued. "I've been praying more than ever lately, hoping this nightmare will end. I guess I just gotta keep praying..."
The personal post was accompanied by a black-and-white photo of the pair kissing backstage at a 2016 taping of comedy show "Saturday Night Live", which Margo described as "one of my favorite photos of us."
The health reveal emerges days after the musicians remotely joined Nathaniel Rateliff, Brandy Clark, Courtney Marie Andrews and John Paul White to perform a medley of songs from their bathroom in tribute to the late John Prine, who died from COVID-19 complications on 7 April.
The mini-sets were recorded for the "Tiny Desk (Home) Concert" series, staged for America's National Public Radio network.
Sharing a link to the show on Twitter on Saturday, Ivey wrote, "We sang a song for John in the bath tub yesterday. Still feels like a bad dream. Everyone please stay safe out there."