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Royal wedding preacher Michael Curry in hospital after brain bleed

by Ros Mayfield

The American bishop who spoke at Harry and Meghan’s wedding, Rt Rev Michael Curry is recovering in hospital, after needing brain surgery following a fall.

The Episcopal Church of the United States published a brief statement on its website, saying that Bishop Michael fell while visiting Syracuse, New York.  He’s reported to have suffered a “subdural hematoma” – otherwise known as a brain bleed - which required an operation.

The Church said that the surgery, on 3rd December was successful, and Curry is now recovering in a hospital near his home in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In September, the 71 year old was in hospital to remove an adrenal gland and a non-cancerous mass, following treatment for episodes of internal bleeding.

The popular cleric is perhaps most widely recognised for his sermon about ‘Love’ at the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St George’s Chapel in 2018. 

He’s approaching the end of his nine-year tenure as the lead bishop of the Episcopal Church – the USA’s official province within the Anglican Communion.

The bishop suffered his first brain bleed at the start of his role in 2015, when he fell at hit his head on the morning of his installation. His symptoms then did not become apparent for another month, when he experienced temporary memory loss while preaching.

The statement from the denomination, which is headquartered in New York, asked for prayers for the bishop's recovery, saying: “Please pray for Bishop Curry, his family and his medical team.”

It also said that updates would be provided as they become available.

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