Bishop Curry diagnosed with cancer months after popular sermon at royal wedding

2018-07-30 12:09
Bishop Michael Curry

Cape Town - The Most Rev. Bishop Michael Curry, who stole people’s hearts at Meghan and Prince Harry’s royal wedding in May, will undergo surgery to treat his prostate cancer.

The 65-year-old, who’s the head of the American Episcopalian Church, was diagnosed with prostate cancer two months ago and will undergo surgery next week to remove his prostate gland, The Sun reports.

“The prognosis looks very good and quite positive,” Bishop Curry said in an official statement.

“A few months ago, through my annual physical, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

“After a variety of tests, consultations, and conversations with my wife and daughters, I decided on a surgical treatment course.

“On this coming Tuesday, 31 July, I will have surgery to remove the prostate gland.”

Bishop Curry went on to say that he’s expected to make a full recovery by September, and thanked all his loved ones for their support.

“I’ve spoken with several others who have gone through this, and who have offered both encouragement and helpful advice.

“I’ll 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 don’t anticipate any significant changes in my commitments.

“I’m very blessed with a wonderful family, a first-rate medical team, 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 said.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally invited Bishop Curry to give a sermon at their wedding in May, Bustle reports.

He preached about love and all the things that brought the royal couple together, the Evening Standard reports.

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