The American bishop who stole the show at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding last May has undergone an operation for cancer.
The remarkable Bishop Michael Curry shot to fame following his powerful sermon about love at Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding.
It has now been revealed that Bishop Curry has undergone surgery for prostate cancer. The Episcopal Church announced the news recently after the Reverend himself spoke about his cancer diagnosis and confirmed that he was planning on having surgery to remove the prostate gland, and is expecting to have to spend four to six weeks recovering from the operation before resuming his role as presiding bishop of the church in September.
He told members of his church: “A few months ago, through my annual physical, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.”
Speaking about his diagnosis, Michael said: “After a variety of tests, consultations, and conversations with my wife and daughters, I decided on a surgical treatment course.”
“I am happy to say that the prognosis looks very good and quite positive.”
He continued: “I have spoken with several others who have gone through this, and who have offered both encouragement and helpful advice.”
“I will be in the hospital for at least a day, then at home to recuperate.”
“I’ve been told that four to six weeks is a reasonable time to anticipate.”
“I plan to resume my duties in early September and I do not anticipate any significant changes in my commitments.”
“I am very blessed with a wonderful family, a first-rate medical team, a great staff, dear colleagues and friends, a calling to which I have given my life, and above all a good, great and loving God in whose hands we always remain.”
“So, do say a prayer. And know that I look forward to being back at my post in September.”
Reverend Curry is the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the US, and previously spoke about how honoured he was to be asked to make an address at Harry and Meghan’s wedding. During a press conference after the wedding, he said, “their love for each other brought two countries together, in Great Britain and the United States. They brought people of different religious perspectives and different religions together. They brought people of different political persuasions, people of different sexual orientations, people of different classes, people of different races, people of different nations.”
Following surgery on Tuesday, July 31. According to the presiding bishop’s family and his medical team, the surgery went well, as had been expected. Bishop Curry is resting, and a full recovery continues to be anticipated.
Curry and his family are touched by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes. In their thankfulness, they ask for privacy during his recovery.
Further information will continue to be released by the presiding bishop’s office, as needed.