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The Presiding Bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, was admitted to the hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina, last weekend 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.
Amanda Skofstad, Bishop Michael’s Public Affairs Officer, said that the 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, Bishop Michael 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, Bishop Michael will remain in Raleigh, resting and working from home on a reduced schedule. His staff will provide updates about his health and schedule as more information becomes available.
His office asks for prayers for a full and speedy recovery and for Bishop Michael’s medical team as they identify the best course of treatment.