Bishop Michael Bruce Curry, who gave the sermon at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding, has revealed that he has cancer, reported Fox.
He shared the sad news via a statement on the website of the Episcopal News Service. He revealed that he has prostate cancer, and he will undergo surgery next Tuesday.
“I am happy to say that the prognosis looks very good and quite positive,” Curry wrote. “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.”
Curry said the cancer was discovered during an annual physical exam. He discovered the cancer a few months ago. After discussing it with his wife and daughters, he decided to opt for surgical treatment.
Curry is the presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church in the United States, as well as the former leader of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.
He rose to public prominence after he was recommended by the Archbishop of Canterbury go give the sermon at Meghan and Harry's May wedding. The native of Chicago was not personally acquainted with the couple, but he was chosen to integrate Meghan's American roots.
At the time of his selection, Curry seemed overjoyed to give the sermon at the wedding.
He wrote, "The love that has brought and will bind Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle together has its source and origin in God, and is the key to life and happiness. And so we celebrate and pray for them today.”
Curry’s address touched the hearts of many throughout the world. It was titled “The Power of Love," and it celebrated the way that love transforms.
“There's power in love,” Curry said at the wedding. “Love can help and heal when nothing else can. Love can lift up and liberate for living when nothing else will. And the love that brings two people together is the same love that can bind them together, whether on mountaintops of happiness and through valleys of hardship.”
“There's power in love. Love can help and heal when nothing else can. Love can lift up and liberate for living when nothing else will. And the love that brings two people together is the same love that can bind them together, whether on mountaintops of happiness and through valleys of hardship.”
Curry said he expects 4-6 weeks of recovery after the surgery.
“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,” he wrote. “So, do say a prayer. And know that I look forward to being back at my post in September.”
People are calling for prayers for the holy man. While surgery should take care of his cancer, it is still very serious procedure and health issue.
Please send up a prayer for a safe surgery and full recovery! In other news, the FDA has recalled a popular heart and high blood pressure medication because it appears to cause cancer. This could cause major issues for people who rely on the medication!