Cash's Health Condition 'Improving'

Tuesday, February 20th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Cash, hospitalized with pneumonia, has been upgraded from serious to satisfactory condition.

Cash, 68, was admitted to Baptist Hospital Feb. 11 after flying in from his winter home in Jamaica.

``He is improving,'' hospital spokeswoman Debby Koch said Monday.

The country singer has autonomic neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system that makes him susceptible to pneumonia. He was treated for pneumonia during a two-week hospital stay in 1999. In 1998, he was hospitalized twice for the illness and said later he nearly died that fall.

Cash's hits include ``A Boy Named Sue,'' ``Folsom Prison Blues'' and ``I Walk the Line.'' He has eight Grammys and this year was nominated for two more.