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Mohler released from hospital; activities to be limited


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)–Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. was discharged Jan. 10 from Louisville’s Baptist Hospital East following a two-week hospitalization that included extensive abdominal surgery and a four-day stay in the intensive care unit due to blood clots in the lungs.

Mohler and his family are “overjoyed to be back home,” according to a press release.

“Dr. Mohler looks forward to resuming his presidential and ministerial duties, but his activities will be limited for some time as he continues his recuperation at home,” the release stated. “The Mohlers are deeply grateful for the many prayers offered and expressions of concern shown over the past couple of weeks.”

Mohler was moved out of intensive care and into a private room at the hospital Jan. 8. He was admitted to the hospital on Dec. 27 complaining of intense abdominal pain and underwent surgery the following day. While physicians reported that the procedure went well and that Mohler’s abdominal issues were remedied, the development of blood clots led doctors to move Mohler to the hospital’s intensive care unit.

Mohler has served as president of the school since 1993.