President Monson released from hospital, will resume responsibilities


President Thomas S. Monson leaves a session of the April 2017 general conference. (Photo by LDS Church)

President Thomas S. Monson was released from the hospital Wednesday evening, according to LDS Church Spokesman Eric Hawkins.

“President Monson was released from the hospital last evening, and plans to resume his normal schedule and duties today,” Hawkins said.

The 89-year-old leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was hospitalized Monday evening after he wasn’t feeling well. He received “treatments and fluids.”

President Monson’s hospitalization came a day following the 187th Annual General Conference, which is a worldwide gathering of members of the church where 10 hours of speakers and music are broadcast live over a two-day span. At the conference, President Monson gave two short talks: once in the Priesthood Session on Saturday night and one in the Sunday Morning Session. He also announced five new temples — one of which will be built in Saratoga Springs, Utah.

He has been the president of the church since 2008.

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