NASHVILLE — Country music legend Johnny Cash was released from a Nashville hospital on Monday (October 22), a spokesperson for Baptist Hospital said. The 69-year-old singer had been treated for bronchitis.
Cash was admitted to Baptist Hospital on October 7 and was listed throughout his stay as being in stable condition. He has been a frequent visitor there in recent years, having been treated for pneumonia on several occasions. The singer suffers from a nervous-system disease, autonomic neuropathy, which renders him susceptible to pulmonary disorders. He was hospitalized at Baptist with pneumonia in February.
Cash was misdiagnosed as having Shy-Drager Syndrome, a form of Parkinson’s Disease, four years ago. Doctors later discovered he had autonomic neuropathy.