New York — The American clergyman who preached about the power of love at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan has undergone surgery for prostate cancer.
An Episcopal Church spokesperson said the Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry underwent the surgery on Tuesday.
Following the surgery, a tweet was sent out from Bishop Curry's account saying that he is resting comfortably and that the surgery went well. A follow-up tweet thanked those who sent prayers and well wishes.
SEE THE TWEETS HERE:
Presiding Bishop Curry is resting comfortably following surgery today. According to the PB’s family and medical team, the surgery went well, as had been expected. Bishop Curry is resting, and a full recovery continues to be anticipated. #Episcopal #Gratitude— PB Michael Curry (@PB_Curry) August 1, 2018
Presiding Bishop Curry and his family are touched by the outpouring of prayers and well wishes. In their thankfulness, they ask for privacy during his recovery. Further information will continue to be released by the Presiding Bishop’s Office as needed. #Episcopal— PB Michael Curry (@PB_Curry) August 1, 2018
The 65-year-old announced his cancer diagnosis last week and said he planned to have surgery to remove the prostate gland.
Curry said he expected to spend four to six weeks recuperating. He said he would resume his duties as presiding bishop of the church in early September.
Curry is the first black leader of the Episcopal Church in the United States. His fiery sermon at the 19 May royal wedding offered a contrast to the more solemn Anglican style that many guests were used to.