Episcopal Church Bishop Michael Curry Recovering After Brain Bleed Surgery
The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, is recovering after undergoing surgery for a brain bleed caused by a recent fall.
The Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs disclosed in a brief statement released on Monday that the 71-year-old denominational leader was admitted to a hospital near his home in Raleigh, North Carolina, after experiencing a fall while visiting Syracuse, New York.
Curry developed a subdural hematoma following the fall which required him to undergo surgery.
“He underwent surgery, which was successful, and he will continue his recovery in the hospital in Raleigh,” stated the office. “Please pray for Bishop Curry, his family, and his medical team. Updates will be provided as they become available.”
This marks the second major surgery for Bishop Curry in recent months. In September 2023, he underwent surgery to address an ongoing internal bleeding that had necessitated hospitalizations in May and August.
The September surgery involved removing his right adrenal gland and an attached mass, which had been the source of the internal bleeding episodes.
He however was discharged from the hospital in October taking on a reduced schedule and undergoing physical therapy.
Curry’s health scare comes as he prepares to conclude his nine-year term as Presiding Bishop of the episcopal church. He is scheduled to step down in the summer, of 2024.
Michael Curry however is the first African American presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church. He has been occupying the ecclesiastical position since his consecration in 2015.
At his 2015 consecration service, which was held at the Washington National Cathedral in the District of Columbia, Curry declared that “God is not finished with” the denomination.
“What God has done in the past, God can do again. God, Who parted Red Seas, can do it all over again. The God Who raised the dead to life can do it all over again,” Curry stated at the time.