The Most Reverend Michael Bruce Curry, who was ordained in Buffalo and delivered a rousing sermon at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, has prostate cancer.
According to PEOPLE, Curry learned about the cancer several months ago during a routine physical. He will have surgery to remove the prostate gland on Tuesday.
"I am happy to say that the prognosis looks very good and quite positive," Curry said in a letter shared with PEOPLE. "I have spoken with several others who have gone through this, and who have offered both encouragement and helpful advice. I will be in the hospital for at least a day, then at home to recuperate."
Curry expects to return to the pulpit in four to six weeks.
“I am very blessed with a wonderful family, a first-rate medical team, a great staff, dear colleagues and friends, a calling to which I have given my life, and above all a good, great and loving God in whose hands we always remain,” he said. “So, do say a prayer. And know that I look forward to being back at my post in September."
Curry attended public schools in Buffalo and graduated with high honors from Hobart College. He is the 27th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church.
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