Sources claim Atlanta megachurch pastor was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer
A shocking report by the Christian Post claims that megachurch pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, is hospitalized with a grave illness.
The publication cites a report by popular blog, Obnoxious TV, that says Long, 63, has been diagnosed with an unspecified gastro-intestinal cancer, which is reportedly in stage 4.
Long made headlines last month after he addressed concerns over his dramatic weight loss. Though the Atlanta-based preacher credited his slimming down to a new vegan diet, many were left unconvinced.
The blogger, William McCray III, reports: “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.
Long was reportedly admitted to a hospital in Atlanta last week and has not yet been discharged. The pastor reportedly has not accepted the diagnosis, and has been quoting scriptures in the belief that he will be healed.
Stage 4 cancer, according to experts, is when cancer has spread far away from its origin and to other organs of the body. It usually means the cancer is incurable and can longer rely on surgery or radiotherapy.
Reps for Long and his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church have not yet responded to the report.