Presiding Bishop Michael Curry released from hospital, continuing recovery at home

By ENS Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2024

[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has been released from the hospital and will continue his recovery at home under the supervision of his doctors, according to a Jan. 11 Office of Public Affairs press release

Curry underwent surgery on Jan. 6 to treat a reoccurrence of the subdural hematoma, or brain bleed, he experienced in early December 2023.

Doctors initially diagnosed the brain bleed in December after he fell while visiting Syracuse, New York. After that incident, he was admitted to a hospital near his home in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Dec. 3 and underwent surgery on Dec. 4.

Earlier this year, on Sept. 20, the presiding bishop underwent surgery to remove an adrenal gland and a non-cancerous attached mass following treatment earlier for episodes of internal bleeding.

Curry, at 70, is wrapping up the final year of his nine-year term as presiding bishop. He suffered a subdural hematoma at least once before, in the first month of his tenure. A subdural hematoma is usually caused by a head injury strong enough to burst blood vessels, which can then cause pooled blood to push on the brain.

Further updates will be provided as they become available, according to the release.