Margo Smith, who found success on the country charts in the 1970s, has been placed in intensive care with a severe case of double pneumonia.
According to the Village-News, Smith was admitted into the Ocala Regional Medical Center after coming down with multiple illnesses.
“She has double pneumonia and some other issues,” Richard Cammeron, Margo’s husband and manager, said. “The doctors are hopeful, and Margo is a real fighter.”
Fellow country singer and close friend Donna Fargo posted a request for prayers on her Facebook page. Fargo also claimed that Smith was currently on life support, but that has not been publicly confirmed by Smith’s family.
Smith was nicknamed the “Tennessee Yodeler” for her impressive yodeling skills that she incorporated in many of her recordings over the years.
During the 1970s, Smith made it into the Top Ten on the country airplay charts with her popular tracks “There I Said It,” “Save Your Kisses for Me,” and her No. 1 singles “Don’t Break the Heart That Loves You” and “It Only Hurts for a Little While.”
Although Smith was seriously injured in car accident in 2015, she has continued to perform and record music over the past few years. Her family asks that fans send their well wishes and prayers as she fights to recover from her illness.