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Johnny Cash Battling Pneumonia

October 20, 1999

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Johnny Cash is battling pneumonia again, a year after nearly dying from it.

Cash, 67, was listed in serious condition Wednesday at Baptist Hospital.

``He was readmitted on Sunday after spending several days here last week,″ hospital spokeswoman Jessica Etz said. ``He is not critical, his life is not in danger.″

The country legend was hospitalized twice in 1998 for pneumonia and has said he nearly died from it last fall.

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