LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson hospitalized

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson announces five new temples at the April 2017 general conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2, 2017 | Photo courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson was hospitalized in Salt Lake City Monday evening.

“President Monson was not feeling well last evening and was admitted to the hospital. He has received treatment and fluids and will hopefully be released soon,” church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement Tuesday.

The hospitalization of the 89-year-old president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints comes a day after the conclusion of the church’s recent General Conference. During the conference Monson made short appearances at the pulpit and also announced the locations of five new LDS temples, including one in Saratoga Springs, Utah.

Monson became the 16th president-prophet of the LDS Church on Feb. 3, 2008, following the death of then President Gordon B. Hinckley.

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  • 42214 April 4, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Have no fear, there’s a 88 year old white guy in the wings ready to take Monson’s place as the “Prophet”.

    • comments April 5, 2017 at 11:16 am

      You’re right. I think there’s a whole slew of them waiting their turn. But monson is still a young man and has some good years left in him.

  • theone April 5, 2017 at 8:17 am

    The reality of life and death has come to his doorstep. I prophesies he will be dead soon, hey look I’m a prophet now.
    Humans are so easy to fool.

  • Proud Rebel April 5, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Here is one old white guy who is not LDS, but is sending up prayers for Mr. Monsoon!

  • DB April 5, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I was only paying half attention, but I was watching channel 13 this morning and the report seemed more like a eulogy.

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