Jerry Falwell in Critical Condition
CNN reports that Rev. Jerry Falwell, the televangelist who helped spawn the modern Christian Conservative movement, is in critical condition.
The Rev. Jerry Falwell was hospitalized in critical condition Tuesday, battling his second case of viral pneumonia in just five weeks, hospital and church officials said. Falwell, 71, was admitted to Lynchburg General Hospital shortly before midnight Monday suffering from “respiratory arrest,” the hospital said in a statement. He was put on a ventilator and stabilized but remained in critical condition, the hospital said. “He’s resting comfortably and in stable condition,” said Ron Godwin, Falwell’s executive assistant. “It’s a recurrence of the viral pneumonia.”
Falwell is the founder of the Moral Majority and chancellor of Liberty University, which he also founded.
It was Falwell’s second admission this year to Lynchburg General Hospital. He was treated for pneumonia for 13 days in late February and early March. For a time, he was on a ventilator.