Cash contracted bronchitis but is now believed to be stable...

Country legend JOHNNY CASH has been hospitalised with bronchitis.

According to US press reports this morning, the 69-year-old vocalist, was taken to an unnamed hospital in Nashville on Sunday (October 7), but was listed as stable by yesterday (10).

Cash has been previously diagnosed with autonomic neuropathy, which makes him susceptible to pneumonia. As a result, his manager Lou Robin said that the hospitalisation was a precautionary measure.

He commented: “It doesn’t look serious, but because of his condition we don’t take any chances.”