Exclusive: Bishop Eddie Long responds to health crisis report

Bishop Eddie Long (Photo credit: Twitter – @BishopEddieLong)
Bishop Eddie Long (Photo credit: Twitter – @BishopEddieLong)

Earlier today, rolling out reported “Bishop Eddie Long was suffering a possible health crisis.” According to multiple media sites, Bishop Long was been hospitalized due to complications from an “unspecified gastro-intestinal cancer that has already progressed to stage 4.”

Long was recently in the news regarding a picture that showed a dramatic weight loss.

Bishop Eddie Long (Photo Source: Used by permission of Leonardo Blair of Christian Post Magazine)
Bishop Eddie Long (Photo Source: Used by permission of Leonardo Blair of Christian Post Magazine)

Bishop Long has now issued the following statement to rolling out:

STATEMENT FROM BISHOP EDDIE L. LONG:

“I am recovering from a health challenge that I trust God to deliver me from. It is unrelated to the eating for life diet consisting of mostly raw vegetables that I am continuing , as part of a holistic approach to good health. At this time, my family and I are requesting that you respect our privacy. I truly appreciate your prayers and support for me, my loved ones and my beloved New Birth Church Family.

According to Long’s executive assistant, Elder April McLaughlin:

“Bishop Long is not in the hospital. Thank you for your prayers and there will be no other comments.”

 

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.



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