Celebrity televangelist Benny Hinn reportedly suffered a heart attack last week after ministering to crowds of over 100,000 people in Brazil. The Christian Post reports that Hinn suffered shortness of breath and fatigue upon his return to his home in Orange County, California.
After spending over a week in bed, Hinn agreed to see a doctor who sent him to the hospital. Hinn’s daughter Jessica Hinn Koulianos said his health has improved since entering the hospital.
"Once he got in the hospital he experienced almost immediate relief and has continued to grow stronger each day. At this moment, his physicians are conducting thorough tests, the results of which have been very positive. He is alert and in good spirits, and we expect he will be released later this week,” Koulianos said.
Hinn’s symptoms were indicative of a heart attack, according to The Christian Post.
Koulianos said Hinn is grateful for those around the world that are praying for his recovery.
"My dad, Pastor Benny Hinn, asked me to send you a quick message from the family, so that you could hear it straight from me. He asked me to share, from the depths of his heart, how much he appreciates your outpouring of love and support, and for the best gift you can give: your prayers. He also asked me to convey to you how much he loves each of you and thanks you for all you're doing for the ministry and for the kingdom," she said.
"By God's grace and with the help of your prayers, we are told to expect a complete recovery. More importantly, his doctors are assuring him that within a very short time he will be on his feet ministering around the world again, just as he has for over 40 years.”
Publication date: March 24, 2015