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Johnny Cash's Condition Improving

November 22, 1997 12:00 AM ET

After checking into a Nashville hospital last week with pneumonia, veteran country rocker Johnny Cash is said to be improving.

Earlier this week, JAMTV spoke with Lou Robin, Cash's manager, who said the singer was responding to treatment and was feeling better. Last month, Cash disclosed that he was diagnosed with Shy-Drager, a disease similar to Parkinson's. He has since canceled all scheduled dates, which included live performances and a book-signing tour.

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