Prayers For Comedian Dick Gregory

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Comedian Dick Gregory was recently hospitalized. His son Christian took to Facebook yesterday to share the news. According to the post, 84-year-old Gregory was feeling ill and taken to the hospital on August 9th. A few days later, he returned and was admitted on August 12th. While the comedian's medical state has not fully been disclosed, it is a "serious but stable medical condition," according to Christian.

Via Facebook:

"When it comes to sickness and disease one's age is highly significant. There is no such thing as a 'simple' condition. In advanced age a simple cold or a simple infection could be catastrophic. At soon to be chronologically 85, my father's true age far exceeds that. A life well-lived but heavily sacrificed, has definitively taken its toll."

Christian went on to thank everyone for their prayers.

"Laughter is truly good medicine. I've watched my father for a lifetime heal the world. Today he is in need of your healing. We are truly grateful for the phenomenal care he has been receiving. My family and I remain thankful for all of the prayers, positive thoughts, messages and good energy."

As of Christian's Facebook post Wednesday (August 17th), Gregory was still in the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with the comedian and his family in this time of healing.


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