Bishop Michael Curry, the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US, is receiving medical monitoring after experiencing internal bleeding and irregular heartbeats.
The Episcopal Church said Bishop Michael was admitted to hospital over the weekend but has now been discharged. He is receiving treatment for atrial fibrillation (AFib).
In a statement, the church said: “Over Memorial Day weekend, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry was admitted to the hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he underwent testing for internal bleeding and a heart condition. He has been discharged and will be monitored while working on a reduced schedule from home.
“Curry’s internal bleeding is under control, and additional test results are expected later this week. He has been receiving treatment for atrial fibrillation (AFib), which was detected in an annual physical. While in the hospital, Curry experienced two other episodes of irregular heartbeat, and he will wear a heart monitor to determine what further treatment is necessary.
“Until he is cleared for air travel by his medical team, Curry will remain in Raleigh, resting and working from home on a reduced schedule. As more information becomes available regarding Curry’s health and schedule, his staff will provide updates.”
Christians are being urged to pray for a “full and speedy recovery” as well as for “Curry’s medical team” as they monitor his health.