Cash Hospitalized for Allergic Reaction

Johnny Cash was admitted to Baptist Hospital in Nashville on Monday (Aug. 26) after experiencing an allergic reaction to either medication or food. A hospital spokesperson told that Cash was in stable condition late Monday but was being hospitalized overnight for observation. Cash, 70, suffers from autonomic neuropathy, a disease of the nervous system that makes him susceptible to pneumonia. Cash, who spends much of his time at a home in Jamaica, had scheduled interviews this week in Nashville to promote his new album, American IV: The Man Comes Around. The 15-track album is set for Nov. 5 release. 08/26/02