Bishop Eddie Long has released an official statement regarding his health after multiple reports surfaced claiming the megachurch pastor had been hospitalized with a serious illness (cancer).
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church denied Long had been hospitalized, however, he stated he is “recovering from a health challenge that I trust God to deliver me from.”
Read the full statement below.
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.
New Birth also noted there will be no more comments on this matter.
I wish him a speedy recovery.