USA Today is reporting that Grammy award-winning gospel musician and songwriter Andraé Crouch has been hospitalized.
Crouch’s most memorable gospel songs include “The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power,” “My Tribute (To God Be the Glory)” and “Soon and Very Soon,” which was sung at Michael Jackson’s public memorial service. He and his sister Sandra serve as pastors of the New Christ Memorial Church in San Fernando, California. The legendary gospel singer has been hospitalized for what his sister describes as “serious health complications.”
Crouch, 72, had been previously hospitalized in December, which led to the postponement of his “Let The Church Say Amen” celebration tour. Crouch’s sister, Sandra, said:
“On Saturday, January 3rd, my brother, Andraé Crouch, was taken to the hospital so that medical staff could more directly address some serious health complications that had arisen.
At this time, Andraé is being attended to by a medical team, and we are so grateful for their wonderful care. We are also so grateful for the many thousands of people around the world who are praying for Andraé right now. We ask for your continued prayer — that Andraé will respond positively to the medical attention being given to him at this time, and that he will fully recover from this current health complication.”
Crouch has faced a number of health issues over the past few years, including diabetes, various forms of cancer, and congestive heart failure.