The family of country music legend Margo Smith are calling for prayers this week after revealing the singer is currently in a Florida hospital’s intensive care unit battling pneumonia and “some other issues.”
Village-News reported that Smith is in the Ocala, Fla. Regional Medical Center. The diagnosis was shared with the publication by Smith’s husband Richard, who added that doctors are hopeful.
“Margo is a real fighter,” he says. “Right now we’re asking for [fan] prayers.”
According to Taste of Country, Smith is best known for her multiple Top 10 hits in the mid-to-late 1970s. She is also known for her gospel music and her yodeling, which earned her the nickname “the Tennessee Yodeler.” Smith was briefly sidelined by a near-fatal car crash a few years ago, but she returned to the stage in 2015.
Smith’s fellow singer Donna Fargo, known for singing “The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA,” took to Facebook to call for prayers for Smith, adding that she is on life support.
Please keep Margo Smith and her family in your thoughts and prayers!