Legendary Gospel artist Andraé Crouch was admitted to the hospital on Monday, December 1st. At this time we are not sure of the nature or severity of his illness.
"Andraé is talking and alert and resting comfortably," reports his sister, Sandra Crouch. "On behalf of Andraé and the Crouch Family, we appreciate your prayers for a quick and speedy recovery."
This is not the first time Crouch was rushed into the hospital. Last year,the 71-year-old eight-time, Grammy Award-winning performer, songwriter, producer and pastor was taking a shower when he was reportedly overcome by its heat. Crouch, who suffers from diabetes, immediately yelled for his twin sister and assistant to help him get out of the shower as he felt faint.
An ambulance was summoned to the scene and Crouch was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. Several hours later, doctors gave Crouch the "OK" to go home.
As a result of Andraé's recent sudden and unexpected hospitaliztion, Riverphlo Entertainment has decided to postpone this month's "Let the Church Say Amen" Celebration Tour. Ticket holders can contact the venues for information on rescheduled dates.
The all-star concert tour was scheduled to kick off in Philadelphia on December 6th, paying tribute to Andraé's legendary career and featuring performances by some of today's top Gospel artists including CeCe Winans, Marvin Sapp, Marvin Winans, Israel Houghton, Rance Allen, Gerald Albright, Marcus Cole, Keith Staten, Vonnie Lopez and Leon Timbo.
Tour dates are currently being rescheduled for March/April 2015. A revised tour schedule will be announced before the Christmas holiday.