Over the weekend, some sad news was reported about mega-church pastor Rick Warren. The “Purpose Driven Life” author had to be rushed to emergency surgery.
As noted in initial reports, Warren discovered that he had a perforated intestine. His wife, Kay, was on her way to Northern Ireland when the pastor began experiencing sudden pain in his home.
Thankfully, Warren was rushed to the hospital where doctors found the issue. He was sent to immediate surgery, and Kay noted that it went “better than expected!”
Now, both Rick and Kay have spoken out on social media to give updates to their church and audience around the world who have been praying for them during this time.
Rick Warren wrote a letter to his church to explain the situation and to give an important update.
He wrote, “Dear Saddleback Family, By now you may have heard that I needed an emergency surgery early Thursday morning. At about 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening while at home by myself, I suddenly doubled over in an attack of excruciating abdominal pain. Kay was on a plane just taking off from LAX airport for a 10-hour flight to Northern Ireland where she was scheduled to speak at a conference.”
He continued, “Fortunately, my son, Josh, called me at the same moment of my pain, and he rushed over to drive me to an Urgent Care facility, where the doctor administered shots of antibiotics and a painkiller and advised me to get a CT scan the next morning. But as Josh and I were leaving, my body started shaking uncontrollably, so the Urgent Care doctor insisted that we immediately go to a hospital ER.”
Then, he revealed some great news.
Warren wrote, “At the hospital, the staff got my CT scan which revealed that my intestine had perforated and was releasing infection into the abdominal area. So I quickly had emergency surgery and I am now recovering. Thank you, everyone, for your prayers and love. I love you all back! God has been so good to me. FYI. I’ve been told that I will need a second surgery after Christmas. Bless you all!”
Kay took to social media to give an update as well to the women who were attending the Illuminate conference- where she was headed to speak when Rick began to experience pain.
She wrote, “Hello dear friends- just an update on Rick. He is much better today! The surgery went even better than expected and he will be released in a few days. Things were quite serious for a day but he is strong and tough and he is now on the road to recovery! Thank you for your prayers for us!”
She continued, “I am keenly disappointed to not be with you at Illuminate 2018; trusting that our sovereign God holds all things in His hands. I pray that what transpires in the lives of women who attend will mark each one permanently- that unforgettable moments with Jesus and each other will take place. Until we meet in person, love to you all…”
Thankfully, Warren is on the uphill in his recovery. All of the prayers worked! We will continue to update as more information is revealed. In other recent news, Melania just stunned in an all-gray chic look during her Europe trip.