Harold Camping 'Doing Very Well' After Being Hospitalized for Stroke, Reports Wife

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By Katherine T. Phan, Christian Post Reporter
June 13, 2011|12:35 am

Doomsday preacher Harold Camping is “doing very well” days after he was admitted to a hospital for a stroke, his wife said Sunday evening.

When The Christian Post visited Camping’s home in Alameda, Calif., Sunday, a woman claiming to be Camping’s wife, Shirley, answered the door but never revealed her face.

Asked about Camping’s condition, the presumed Mrs. Camping reported to CP, “He is doing very well – not a serious stroke at all!”

Mrs. Camping didn’t reveal which hospital her husband was admitted to. But asked if he was still in the hospital, she responded, “The hospital doesn’t allow people in. So, I can’t tell you. Alright?”

She also said she has “no idea” when Camping would be released from the hospital, commenting “that’s too soon.”

The 89-year-old Camping was admitted to a hospital Thursday night after he suffered a stroke, the Oakland Tribune reported.

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A neighbor of Camping who had spoken to Shirley told the Tribune Friday that the radio preacher was doing “OK” and that the stroke seemed to only affect his speech, which appeared to be slurred.

Harold Camping, president of Family Radio in Oakland, Calif., made headlines last month for predicting that the Rapture and Judgment Day would occur on May 21. He later adjusted his prediction, saying judgment came in a “spiritual” sense that day rather than in a physical one marked by earthquakes.

In Family Radio broadcasts following his failed Rapture prediction, Camping has maintained that his prediction of the End of the World remains accurate and is still scheduled for October 21, 2011.

Hudson Tsuei contributed to this report from Alameda, Calif.

 

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