Bishop Eddie Long Reportedly Hospitalized With Grave Illness

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Controversial megachurch pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, has been reportedly hospitalized as a result of a grave illness.

According to a report from the Christian Post, the 63-year-old is suffering from an unspecified gastro-intestinal cancer that has reached Stage 4. His congregation is said to be keeping his illness a secret.

via CP:

Founder of Obnoxioustv’s blog William McCray III, reported¬†Friday that he was informed by a close friend of the bishop, who he also alleges is a verified member of Long’s church, that the pastor is suffering from an unspecified gastro-intestinal cancer that has already progressed to stage 4.

“Recently, while out to dinner with some prominent minister friends a person approached our table and specifically want to speak to Sir William, (sic) in a very humble and politely asked if they could have seat. We said sure and the source went on to share they were a member of New Birth and choose to stay through the scandal. The source shared their name and shared they were very close to Bishop Long and asked if Obnoxious Media would take it easy on bishop due to his having cancer,” McCray reported.

“After a couple of phone calls and text messages it was confirmed this was a very reliable source. They explained that Bishop Long has cancer in his digestive system and it was discovered in the 4th stage and he literally has months to live,” the report added.

The Christian Post reached out to New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Monday for comment but a phone message said the church was not open on Mondays. A message left for the minister on call for urgent matters was not returned.

According to McCray’s source, despite the alleged diagnosis, Bishop Long is banking on his faith for deliverance.

“Bishop Long has been admitted to an Atlanta hospital this week where he has been since Monday and not yet discharged,” McCray noted on Friday. “The Reliable Source went on to say the doctors have give Bishop Long up and (sic) their is nothing they can do, but try to make him comfortable. Although, Bishop Long is not willing to accept that he is ill and quoting the scripture that life and death lies in the power of the tongue.”
Bishop Long, who once made headlines after four young men accused him of coercing them into sexual relations, has been back in the headlines recently because dramatic weight loss. Bishop Long says he’s dropped weight because he’s adopted a healthier vegan lifesty.e

 

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